A leaking pipe may not seem like a big deal, but when you let it go for a long period of time, it can cause a whole lot of problems, along with a pretty large water bill. When you need a pipe repair done, you can call Drain Busters Plumbing and Drain Cleaning at 585-222-2564 and we can come out and take care of it for you. There are steps that you can take to hold off the leak while waiting for us to get there. A leak in your pipe means that there was some kind of damage that happened that caused you to need a water leak repair. People tend to ignore leaks for some reason, thinking that they aren’t that bad or wrapping it up with duct tape to try to buy some time, but the inevitable will happen and it will just get worse if you wait.
If you think that you have a leak somewhere but you aren’t sure, there is a great way to see. This won’t tell you where the leak is coming from, we can do that, but it will tell you that there is one happening somewhere in your house. The first thing you will do is find your water meter and write down the number that it is on. You should then, leave the house or make sure that no water is used (this means flushing toilets too), for around 4-6 hours. Once the time is up, you should then go back to your meter and see if the number has increased on your water meter. If it has, it means that water is still running somewhere, even though you have not been using any. You will then know that you do have a leak and you can give us a call at 585-222-2564, so we can come out and start the process of locating where it is coming from, so we can do a water pipe leak repair. The process will be different, depending on what type of pipe you have. A copper pipe leak repair will be a little different from a PVC pipe leak repair because the two are different materials and will need to be handled differently. If you need a water pipe repair in Rochester, NY, make sure you give us a call right away so that we can get the problem under control.
How To Stop a Leak
If you have a leak in your home that you just discovered, there are a few things that you can do to put a stop to it until a professional plumber can come out and repair it. Letting a leaky pipe go, can cause a lot of different issues; one of them being flooding. This will often happen underneath sinks or in garages, when a pipe will begin to leak and you are out of town or gone from the house all day. Before the leak gets any worse, give us a call, and we can get out there as quickly as possible. While you are waiting, here are a few things you can do to make sure that no more water is being lost and that your water bill will not keep rising.
Turn Off Water – Make sure that you find the main water shut off valve and that you turn it to the off position. This will turn off all the water to your entire home. It is not a convenient fix, but if the leak is large, you will be happy that you did this.
Wrap With a Towel – If you have found the pipe leak, you should find an old rag and some duct tape. If the pipe is a PVC pipe, for example, you can do a quick temporary PVC pipe repair by wrapping the rag around the pipe and duct taping it around the pipe as tightly as you can make it. This will not stop the pipe leak from happening, but it will keep some water from coming out and making a mess on your floor or the surrounding area.
Epoxy – If you are in a real pinch, grab some epoxy and put that over the top of the crack or area that the leak is coming from. Again, this is just a temporary hold until a professional can come out, but it will help you in this type of situation.
Call For Pipe Leak Repair
In situations where a pipe is leaking and it is underneath your house, a trenchless pipe repair may need to be done. This way we can avoid making a huge mess and will be able to get under your home as easily as possible. We always want to make repairs as efficiently as possible and especially for leaking pipes, we will always work fast to help you avoid your water bill rising by the minute. If you have a leaking pipe in Rochester, NY, make sure that you call us right away at 585-222-2564.