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How to fix a leaky pipe?

Whether it’s a shower, washing machine, or tap, pipes are an essential network for any household and business. Leaking pipes are a silent yet deadly problem that can cause a lot of trouble and stress if not fixed quickly. If left for too long, a leaking pipe can risk the entire plumbing system. This leads to high-priced repairs and skyrocketing water bills that put large holes in your wallet.

Think that sounds bad? It gets worse. You will be shocked to know a burst pipe can send gallons of water flowing into your home or office. Perhaps worst of all, a gas leak can spread poisonous carbon monoxide and potentially trigger an explosion.

Fortunately, they can be fixed, and the causes of their damage can be prevented. With the right tools, skills, and knowledge of your home’s blueprint, you too could do the job.

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What are the causes of a leaky pipe?

  • Broken Seals
  • Clogged Lines
  • Corrosion
  • Damaged Pipe Joints
  • High Water Pressure
  • Intruding Tree Roots
  • Loose Water Connectors
  • High Temperature Fluctuations

How to locate a leaky pipe?

  • Conspicuously wet carpet or floor is always wet
  • Discoloration on a wall
  • Bubble texture, or wallpaper twist and bucket
  • The dense cluster of black or brown dots
  • The musty odor from a wall
  • Dripping sounds coming from a nearby wall
  • Skyrocketing water bills

Fixing a pipe is not an easy task it’s a lot better to let a professional deal with it. But if you feel confident you can do it yourself.

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How to fix a leaky pipe?

  1. Turn off the water supply to prevent further water damage from happening.
  2. First, turn on the lowest faucets then other until the pipe water completely empty.
  3. Completely dry the leaking area on the pipe.
  4. Use a knife to detect the leak then make sure the leak is fully covered.
  5. Then wrap it in rubber with a clamp for an hour.
  6. Remove the clamp only, not the rubber.
  7. Apply a layer of waterproof tape for additional protection to the pipe.
  8. Turn on the water valve to ensure that you have thoroughly patched the leak.
  9. If the problem is not solved, then repeat the same process again and again.

Everest Drain and Plumbing offers rapid leaky pipe repairs to avoid further water damage to flooring, walls, and furniture. If left unresolved, damage to the foundations of your home or building can be costly. That’s why you should call Everest Drain and Plumbing as soon as possible to fix your burst or leaking pipe in Toronto.

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