What sort of effort would be required by you when the pipes get damaged? This is very hard to estimate, as the leakage could be from minimal to severe thus not giving any idea as how to react to the situation. Also, when it is a major leakage we tend to get it fixed immediately. In this process, we would not be validating if the pipe repair that is being done would fix the issue permanently or temporarily.
Even in such emergency situations do not be in a hurry, rather hire the expert services who could use the best material and best approaches for repairing the pipe system that is damaged.