you thought about taking matters into your own hands regarding busted
pipes? Hear this wife's warning after her husband was admitted to ICU
when he fell 16-feet from their attic while trying to fix the pipes.
CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- A wife from League City is sending a warning out
to families who may be dealing with busted water pipes in the aftermath
of last week's brutal winter storm.
"Just don't go up, and do it yourself," homeowner Frances Plotner said. "Please don't do it yourself."
husband is now in the ICU with multiple fractures after he fell 16-feet
from their attic to the floor while trying to look at busted pipes
caused by the storm.
Since the accident, Plotner said her husband has struggled to breathe through three rib fractures.
haven't been able to control his pain because he has so many
fractures," she said. "They've had to put his hip bone back into place
The Plotners are likely not the only family who
tried or will attempt to take matters into their own hands as the demand
for pipe repairs grow in the aftermath of the storm.SEE ALSO: If weather caused pipes to burst, do landlords or renters pay for repairs?
Experts say its best to wait on a professional instead of putting yourself in harm's way.
you don't know the different pipe systems, or [you're] just trying to
make a repair to get you by, and you don't do it properly, the chance of
a second leak is pretty great," said Joe with John Moore Services.
The couple set up a GoFundMe
to help pay for medical expenses after doctors said Mr. Plotner will have a long road to recovery.Follow Stefania Okolie on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.