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How To Temporarily Patch a Leaking Pipe While You Wait for the Plumber

There’s nothing worse than waking up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night and then realising your pipes have sprung a massive leak. Water is spraying all around the room and the plumber can’t get out to you for another hour, so what can you do? Well, thankfully, you can temporarily fix a leaky pipe so damage to the surrounding area is minimised. Let’s take a look at the steps.

Stop the Water Flow

Stopping the water flow is the most crucial aspect of protecting your room from becoming damaged while you wait for your Willetton plumbing and gas specialist to arrive. If you don’t know where the water supply valve is for the pipe, turn off your main shut-off valve instead. After that you need to run the taps closest to the leak, so any remaining water drains away.

Dry the Pipe

So the patch will stick, you need to dry off the pipe with a clean cloth. It’s also a good idea to wipe any surrounding fixtures and cabinets as well as mopping the floor if it’s wet. You don’t want any of the family or the plumber to slip and end up injured!

Tighten the Joints

Take a quick look at the plumbing in the general area of the leak and then tighten the joints nearby with an adjustable wrench. If the fittings are tight already that’s great. However, if not, then tightening them will create a stronger seal until the plumber arrives.

Get the Pipe Ready

To ensure your patch up job goes well, it’s crucial to ensure the surface of the pipe is smooth so the patch will stick. Just get a metal file or a piece of sandpaper and remove any rough spots or rust around the leaky part of the pipe.

Put the Patch on the Pipe

There are various ways you can apply a temporary fix to a pipe while waiting for the plumber Willetton. You can use epoxy putty by just breaking off a piece, kneading it a little and then pushing it into the hole. Alternatively, you can apply a piece of rubber or neoprene from a garden hose and clamp it to the leaking area. If you don’t have anything like that lying around, you can always use good old duct tape. This should hold until the plumber arrives.

If you currently have a leaky pipe or any other issue with your plumbing, Willetton plumbers Baywood Plumbing & Gas are always on hand to help in an emergency. We are the team that local people trust. Our services are affordable as well as reliable. We always honour our promises so you can relax in the knowledge that we will come out to you when we say we will. Additionally, we have vast experience in our field and have fixed thousands of plumbing problems throughout the years. Just call us to discuss how we can be of service to you.

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