When our child and child in law bought their beach house we knew that it would be a challenge. The whole beach house needed extreme labor and, even though they are both handy, we knew it would mean a lot of hours of work. Her dad is well versed in electrical labor and can do plumbing if needed so that was a sizable help. The hour week of remodeling included re-plumbing the bathroom. This wasn’t that sizable of a deal because our son-in-law had already torn out the walls to expose the pipes. After several hours they felt that everything was done. When the iphone rang in the middle of the night and our child sounded panicked, we knew we needed to head back over. The sizzling water pipes had started to leak and it was dripping right onto the HVAC component in the basement. The furnace runs on electricity so this was a major safety hazard… They had shut off the circuit to the furnace but the water needed to be stopped before it caused destruction to the component itself. There was no way that they could afford to have the component replaced at this point because they just put all their savings into closing on the house. The people I was with and I arrived to find a sizable pile of towels and several bowls trying to catch the water. My wife shut off the water supply under the beach house and then proceeded to repair the leak. It was a good thing they didn’t have to call a plumber for an emergency repair, but, we recommended that they contact on for any additional pipes that needed repairs. Water can be 1 of the most damaging things to your beach house and you are better to contact a professional. The same can be said for your HVAC system. There are just some things that trained, certified, and insured professionals should handle.