Houstonians tackle pipe problems themselves as area plumbers are slammed with repairs

 Houstonians tackle pipe problems themselves as area plumbers are slammed with repairs

HOUSTON – The demand for plumbing services is so high across the Houston area, plumbing companies are working around the clock to get homes repaired.

But because there is a backlog of work orders, some folks are trying to tackle the work themselves instead of waiting several more days for a plumber.

“I’ve never seen anything like this, not this bad,” said Rick Rosas as he worked to fix broken pipes at his home in Brazoria County.

Two sections of plumbing froze and burst after last week’s winter blast. He said he’s not a plumber but he’s slowly figuring it out.

“When you fix it, then I get another leak,” Rosas said. “Fix one leak, you get another leak. That’s what’s happening right now. Sooner or later I’ll get it. The hard part right now is getting parts. I’ve been looking for parts for three days and I didn’t find nothing, but finally today we’re getting some parts.”

KPRC 2 reached out to about a dozen…

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