DIY Pipe Repair for Your Auburn Home:
Leaks along a pipe are the easiest to locate and generally the fastest to repair. Pipe clamps are an effective way to temporarily fix a leaking pipe in your Auburn home. They consist of a neoprene sleeve and screw hinge. You insert the rubber gasket the kit between the pipe and the clamp and slowly tighten the screws or bolts until the leak stops. This is only a Band-Aid and should not be seen as a permanent repair. If the pipe is leaking it usually means there is a bigger problem, like old and worn out plumbing. Or it could have something to do with your water. We often see high PH levels in our area. High PH refers to the water being slightly acidic which slowly eats away at your pipes. These are two problems you’ll probably want to call in a professional in to help remedy.
Another way to patch a leak on a pipe is to apply plumber’s two part epoxy putty around the leaky joint. This method is not as effective as a line-clamp repair made on a straight section of pipe and will not make a proper bond if your pipe is rusty.
MORE THAN A DRIPPY LEAK
If your pipe is leaking more than an occasional drip the problem is more serious and you’ll want to call in a professional plumber. Do not assume that the leak will fix itself or diminish over time. Leaks generally lead to bigger problems and could result in an expensive flood and repair bill if not taken care right away. Give us a call; ABT Plumbing, Electric, Heat & Air: 530-272-9120