Along with electric wires, pipes are the veins of you house. They are essential to keeping everything running properly. When a pipe starts to leak, however, that can mean big problems for you. A leaking pipe might not be visible right away, leading to major damages if not addressed. If you do find that you have a leaking pipe, first turn off the water supply valve and then try these 3 easy fixes before you call a Clear Drain professional.
USE AVAILABLE MATERIALS
If your pipe is leaking water, but you don't have enough time to go to Home Depot to buy repair supplies, consider using things you already have in your house. Sticking a pencil point in a small hole works, as well as wrapping electrician's tape and putty around the leak. You can also wrap rubber around the pipe and use a C-clamp and blocks of wood to hold it in place. Just don't clamp down too hard--you'll bend or damage the pipe. Doing some of these things can minimize the damage and buy you time until we come out to fix things.
PUT ON A PATCH
Patching up a pipe will be much more effective than using items within reach. Epoxy compounds and pipe wraps can be applied anywhere on the pipe for all types of leaks and cracks. This ensures that the pipe will hold until it can be replaced or fully repaired. Depending on the damage, it may be more cost-effective to put in a new pipe section, but this quick fix can give you the time to make necessary repairs on your own schedule.
CALL A PROFESSIONAL
Although this fix might not be as fast as the other two, a plumbing expert can easily and quickly address an assortment of leak issues, and will have the tools on hand to get the job right the first time. This will get your plumbing system a permanent, reliable fix and provide you peace of mind knowing that your pipes were repaired correctly.
We at Clear Drain are experts when it comes to leaky pipes, so don't hesitate to call us!