A leaking pipe can be frustrating and cause significant damage to your home. It’s highly recommended that you call a plumber to come to fix the problem, but in the meantime, there are a few do-it-yourself strategies that can provide a temporary fix until a plumber can resolve the problem for good.
Use Epoxy Putty
Epoxy putty is a substance that can be used for emergency pipe leaks. Clean the pipe thoroughly, then use both components of the epoxy putty to cover the leak and blend the components. The putty should be a solid color after this is completed. The putty will harden after a few minutes, allowing you to cover the leak temporarily until a plumber arrives.
Pipe Repair Wrap
Using pipe repair wrap is another good alternative to temporarily plugging leaky pipes. Pipe repair wrap sets usually include epoxy putty and pipe wrap, allowing you to cover the leak with putty and cover the putty with wrap, providing extra support. These sets usually come with instructions on how to apply them, and they can be a great way to temporarily keep water from leaking.
Turn Off Your Water
Turning off your water may be a good option if you aren’t using it and are dealing with a leaky pipe. This action allows for the pipe to be repaired. It can also save you money, which can be put toward finding a permanent solution to the problem.
Flowrite Plumbing Can Help
A leaking pipe in your home can lead to additional damage and frustration. Don’t hesitate to contact our team if you live in California and are struggling with leaky pipes. We can find the source of the problem and provide a permanent solution. Contact Flowrite Plumbing today for more information.