If you’ve found a leaky pipe, it’s essential to act promptly to keep the situation from getting worse. With the right materials, you can contain the leak until you can get a professional plumber out to your home. Here are some fast and simple fixes for leaky pipes:
All you need for this fix are electrical tape, a pipe repair clamp, and a plastic/rubber patch to hold the leak. The first thing you need to do is shut off the water supply to the pipe. Next, do your best to dry the surrounding area to prevent mold growth. Then, wrap the patch around the source of the leak. Use the electrical tape to secure the patch and then fasten with the pipe repair clamp to ensure a tight fit. Turn the water back on to check for leaks.
This water-activated wrap is available at your local hardware store. Once you have the wrap applied to your pipe, it will harden within minutes to patch any leaks or cracks and give you the time you need to call in a professional for a permanent repair.
This is a temporary fix you can use while you wait for the plumber. The epoxy putty is molded by hand to quickly repair cracks in a pipe. Before you get started, turn off your pipe’s water supply. Then, take a small amount of the putty and knead it in your hands. Apply the epoxy to the pipe by pushing it in and around the crack to make sure it is covered completely. Let it set for at least three minutes before switching on your water.
These quick fixes will keep the leaks at bay until your plumbing expert arrives. Hometown Plumbing of Bakersfield has prompt and professional plumbers who can handle any of your pipe repairs and get the job done right the first time. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.