The best time to fix a plumbing leak is before it happens, by properly connecting the water supply and waste line fittings. Most leaks are minor issues, which do not call for any severe measures. If you find that you have a small leak, you should first ensure that you do not have any electrical items, children, or pets near the water leak.
Turn Off Your Water Supply
After you detect the leak, your next step should be to turn off the water supplying it. If the leak is coming from a single plumbing fixture, this step is easy. You can find the shut-off valve in the pipes leading to your fixture and turn it clockwise until the water stops. For your toilet, the shut-off valve is often right behind your toilet. For a sink leak, you will likely find the shut-off valve underneath or behind your sink.
If you have a major leak or you do not know where the water is coming from, you can shut off your home’s entire water supply. You simply need to locate and turn your main shut-off valve. This is often in your basement or outdoors. It is best to locate your main shut-off valve and ensure that everyone in your house knows where it is before an issue occurs so that you can be prepared for an emergency.https://youtu.be/RX9uty6lQAc
Start by wrapping a polythene bag on the leaking pipe. With the end of the threaded pipe facing you as shown, wrap the polythene tape clockwise. Usually, three layers are enough. Once in a while, you’ll run into a loose fitting that requires four or five wraps. Stretch and tear the polythene to complete the wrap.
Call an Emergency Plumber
Finally, you should contact HCM plumbing expert. A plumbing professional is perhaps the greatest asset that you have in managing a water leak. If your leak is severe or you find yourself outside of standard work hours, contact an emergency plumber on HCM HUB.
Getting an expert on-site to diagnose the problem, assess the damage, create a repair plan, and work towards helping your home/office is essential to minimizing leak damage. A professional can also help you detect the leak and turn off the water supply if you have trouble with either of these steps.
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