Handle Leaking Pipes on your Own

One of the most common plumbing issues experienced by a lot of homeowners today is a leaking pipe. There are a lot of reasons and causes for this problem. If this leak remains unattended, it could lead to increase in water bill and health risks for the entire family. With this, you need to know some ideas on how to fix leak in pipes fast.

Maybe it has been your practice to call the service of the experts when you experience problems in your plumbing system. However, you could do something first prior to calling the professionals. With this, you could save a lot of money for doing simple fixing.

Problems Due to Leaks:

  • Mold growth
  • Slippery floors
  • Contaminated water
  • Serious health problems
  • Damaged carpets

Dealing with leaks

Finding leaks especially on places where pipes are visible is not that hard to do. All you need to have is time and patience. Though it would take some time, it would help a lot since dealing with leaks in visible pipes is easy.

The first thing to do is to shut off your main valve. With this, water would stop flowing into your property. Next, locate the pipe where there is accumulation of water. This means that a leak is present in that area.

If you had successfully found the leak, the next thing to perform is seal it off with the use of a hose clamp. You could also use a duct tape or electrical tape when a clamp is not available. However, using duct tape is only temporary.  Make sure that you replace it soon with a hose clamp.

Using epoxy adhesive to stop Leaks

The use of epoxy adhesive is also a good way to deal with leaks. Make sure that before this product is used, the area should be dry and clean. You could use an old towel for this. Apply the epoxy in the area where there is leak. Just be sure that the circumference of the epoxy could entirely cover the leak.

As you might have observed, the steps mentioned above would only work when the pipes are in visible areas of your home. For hard to reach areas, it would be best to let the experts deal with the problem. They are better equipped and have enough knowledge in doing this kind of job.

Finding Leaks Fast

If you wanted to check if you have leaks underground, there are equipments that you could use. Among the most popular in the market are thermal leak detectors and sonic leak detectors. When you choose the sonic leak detector, sound coming from the leak would help you determine where the leak is located. With the thermal method, infrared is used to search for the leak.

If you need the help of the experts for leak detection and repair, choose Orange County Plumbing. We have the right facilities and equipment to search for the leaks effectively and deal with it as professionally as possible.

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