Stop a Leaking Pipe


The discovery of a leaking pipe in your home is never pleasant, and this is because you likely are well aware of the damage that this type of repair issue can cause. With a leaking pipe, water will continue to drip or even gush out of the pipe until the damaged area has been repaired. This means that surfaces like your drywall, carpeting, cabinetry, furnishings and more may become moist or even saturated with water. When the areas remain moist for more than a day or two, there is an increased likelihood that mold growth will also develop and cause additional damage. In addition, you may experience the added cost of an inflated water bill due to wasted water until the leaking pipe is repaired.

The Most Important Step to Take
When you discover a leaking pipe in your home, the most important step that you should take immediately is to stop the flow of water. This is most quickly and easily done by turning off the water supply to the area. Depending on the location of the leak, you may be able to turn one of the supply valves in your home to the office position. For example, if the leaking pipe is located directly under a sink, there is usually a supply valve under the sink that will shut off the water to this localized area. The other option is to shut off the water supply to the entire home. By doing so, you will shut off access to water that may be used for bathing, cooking, cleaning, flushing the toilet and more. The water supply should remain off until the leaking pipe is repaired, so the next step to take is to repair the pipe.

DIY Self Repair

Most repair work with external pipes that are leak can be solved by two methods

  1. replacing a leaking pipe (Click link to read on this method or
  2. By using epoxy to seal the pipe.

For the epoxy method, all you have to do is buy epoxy from your hardware store nearby. After getting the epoxy, you will notice it is made of 2 rolls of epoxy in different colors usually. Follow the instruction on the epoxy and mix them well. You will end up getting something like a plaster cine just like what kids play with. Use the mixed epoxy to plaster over the hole in the pipe. Make sure to press the epoxy into the hole to seal it tightly and than surround the entire pipe.

It will probably take around 2 hours or more for it to dry depending on the epoxy that is bought. Upon drying the epoxy will feel like cement, sealing up the hole that was causing the leak.

Professional Repair Services
When you are dealing with a leaking pipe in your home, the best step to take is to call our company for professional plumbing services. Professional pipe leak repair services are important because they can resolve your issue accurately and with precision. You want to ensure that the leak is repaired right the first time, and professional plumbers utilize proven skills and techniques to repair the issue.

Furthermore, if the leaking pipe is located in a hidden location behind a wall, a plumber can also use advanced diagnostic services to determine the location of the leak with accuracy. Altogether, you will find that professional plumbing services can be used to repair a leaking pipe with considerable speed and accuracy. Plumbers will arrive at your home quickly to repair the damage, but while you wait for help to arrive, you can consider trying to remove some of the water or moisture from the home. Depending on the location of the leak, this may be done with towels, a mop, a fan or other items. If there is a considerable amount of standing water, you may call a water remediation company after requesting plumbing service from our company.

A leaking pipe with a slow drip can seem like a minor problem, but even a slow drip can result in the expense of wasted water and can cause a great deal of damage to a home if not dealt with in the appropriate manner. While your first step to take when dealing with a leaking pipe should be to turn off the water supply to the home, your next step to take should be to call our office to schedule repair. We are the local Singapore plumbing company that many homeowners have been using for professional assistance for years, and we can help you to overcome this challenge with speed and with affordable rates.

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