How to Stop a Leaking Pipe

A leaking water pipe is much more than an annoyance. If left unchecked, it can cause considerable damage to your home, not to mention a great deal of wasted water.

And while you most likely need professional help to repair or replace the pipe, there are several things you can do on your own to prevent any further problems. Here’s a step-by-step action plan you’ll want to keep handy.

  • Turn the water valve to the off position
  • Turn on the faucet that leads to the leak to drain the rest of the water in the pipe
  • If need be, place a bucket or pan under the leak to catch the remaining water
  • Grab a towel to wipe away any water on the pipe
  • Once the pipe is thorough dried, use putty or electrical tape to cover the source of the leak
  • Turn the water back on to ensure you’ve stopped the leak

What may have caused the leak in the first place?  There are a few likely causes:

  • Internal corrosion caused by hard water conditions
  • High water pressure
  • A clogged drain
  • A broken seal on a water-using appliance, like your dishwasher or fridge
  • A deteriorated pipe joint
  • Rapid temperature changes, especially in unheated areas of your home

Whatever the cause, Your 1 Plumber has the experience and resources to diagnose and repair any leaking pipe issue in your home. For prompt and dependable service, with your satisfaction guaranteed, contact us today or any time the need arises.

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