How to fix a leaky pipe

September 06, 2012  //  Posted by: home improvement guide  //  Category: Home Improvement

Tips to  fix a leaky pipe, home plumbingThe first step that you have to take when you are getting the pipe leak fixed is finding out the location where the leak has taken place. One of the common techniques is putting the pipe under water and look for the bubbles to detect the spot where there has been a leak. Do not turn the water supply off before you have detected the leak as it will be very difficult to find out the location if the water supply is gone.

If you see that the leak is a small one, you can get it taped with a tape that is based on silicone. Such tapes are very strong and will not let the pipe leak anymore if you seal it in the proper manner. However, this cannot be your permanent solution. In order to get it sealed completely, you have to call a professional. If the pipe that you are working with is PVC, you may have to get it replaced.

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