Leaking Pipes- What to do with Leaking pipes?

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Leakages in pipes can be very painful. This is something which does not come into notice of people easily and at early stages. It can get unnoticed even for years. But when noticed, quick actions should be taken.

The results of leaking pipes could be very well seen in your monthly water bill.  Leave money wastage on one side, the major point of concern is the wastage of natural resources. Leaking pipes can cause a great trouble at your homes. They can cause slippery bathroom floors which can be very risky. Thus, leaking pipes are a hazard to your finances, surroundings and also to your safety. So, it is necessary to deal with such a situation as soon as possible.

The major causes of leaking pipes are due to break in the substance, increased water pressure or loss of bonding agents especially in the joints. Instead of looking for a professional assistance, in other words, a plumber; you should first try to fix the problem on your own. The first thing you need to do is to search for the source of the leak and then immediately turn off the water from the main valve. For temporary solution you can use quick fixes. You can also drape a piece of rubber around the leaking joint. After that apply a stainless-steel hose clamp. You must also drain water from the pipe by opening the valves below the leaks.

For leakage around fittings, dry the surface and measure the circumference of the pipeline. You can also make use of adhesives. They work efficiently and effectively on dry and clean surfaces. Apply the epoxy on both sides of the leakage. The various hardware parts that you can use to stop leakages are: Rubber lined sleeve clamp, hose clamps, quick fixes, duct tape or electrical tape, plumber epoxy putty. If you have all the right tools, then leaky pipes can be mended by yourself. Thus whenever you have to make any emergency repairs, you should have all the important and required materials by your side plus you should work carefully with hot water lines to avoid any sort of harm or burns.

Learning how to fix simple tasks will help you save money plus you will become skilled. If still the leakage prevails after trying all these remedies by yourself that means the leaking pipe might not be rectified. You should then call for professional help.

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This article was published on 2011/03/09