Learning About Old and New Furnace Options

Learning About Old and New Furnace Options

Tips To Remember While Trying To Fix A Leak In Your Plumbing

by Louise Moore

Every homeowner knows that their house requires regular maintenance and care in order to remain in good condition. But sometimes despite your best efforts with your plumbing maintenance, you still might come to a day when you suddenly discover you have a leak and are in need of plumbing repairs. But before you grab a wrench or start taking a pipe apart, there are a number of important things you should keep in mind in order to make the process of fixing your leak go more smoothly.

If You Are Doing More Than Just Tightening a Faucet, Turn Your Water Supply Off First

If the leak is a slow drip out of a faucet that can be fixed quickly, you won't need much further instruction. But if the leak is more complicated and will involve disassembling an entire fixture or a pipe, the first thing you need to remember to do is to shut off your incoming water. Find your water shut-off valve to stop the drip immediately and to ensure that things don't go sideways once you start disassembly.

Drain the Pipe By Turning on All Faucets 

Of course, turning off your water supply won't remove any water that is already in your pipes. In order to make sure that it is completely safe to begin your repair, you will want to go around the house and turn on any faucets that might draw water from the pipe in question but only after the incoming water shut-off valve is activated. Wait until you hear gurgling or air coming out of the faucet and this will ensure that the water is completely out of the affected pipe.

Epoxy Putty Can Serve as a Temporary Stopgap

Epoxy putty can be found in any home improvement store and is commonly used to stop a leak in a pipe. After you get the tube or can, put some gloves on as epoxy putty can become quite warm when rubbed together and you don't want to hurt your skin. Then, take some of the substance out of the tube and rub it along the area that has the leak on your pipe. Let it settle and then turn the water back on to see if the problem is fixed.

Contact an Expert If You Need Full Replacement

A wrench and some putty can provide at least temporary relief for most plumbing leaks but may not be a permanent fix. If you know you need a new plumbing pipe installed or a brand new faucet, reach out to a local plumbing repairs expert. This will ensure that the leak repair is done efficiently and correctly the first time around. Look for a local company like Laroc Refrigeration-Metal Division for plumbing repairs. 


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Hi there, my name is Marissa Sonder. I would like to use my site to talk about the different types of furnaces available for residential and commercial applications. Growing up, my school had an actual boiler room that provided heat and hot water for the entire building. All of the students loved to go down to the boiler room and learn about all of the components down there. Although many buildings have moved on from this old piece of equipment, I would like to discuss its use in detail on this site. I will also talk about modern electric, natural gas, propane and oil furnace systems. Thanks for coming by.