Leaky Pipes

Are you having trouble with leaky pipes in your home or business? Some small leaks or breaks in the pipes can easily be fixed on your own. Here’re a couple do-it-yourself solutions for leaking pipes that you might be able to try:

How to Fix Leaking Pipes

You can run up a big water bill in a hurry if you get a leak in your pipes. You need to know how to fix it fast until you can do a full repair or call a plumber. With a few steps, you can stop the leak temporarily and still have running water. …

If you have a small break in a copper pipe, never fear. The repair is pretty simple:

But some problems cause a lot more damage and require much more extensive pipe repair. If temperatures drop below freezing, the water in your pipes can freeze and expand, causing the pipes to burst. In more extreme cases a burst pipe can lead to flooded basements or worse. So it’s always a good idea to take a few preventative measures:

Prevent Pipes from Bursting…and Fix Burst Pipes!

If you’ve never seen a burst water pipe — or the damage one causes — consider yourself lucky. According to Sate Farm Insurance, about 250,000 homes sustain water damage annually from this calamity, a result of frozen pipes. …

If you’re concerned about the state of your pipes, you might consider having a plumber come in for an inspection. As with most maintenance repairs, a small repair now could save you hundreds of dollars in the future.

Image Credit: www.hcrafters.com/2011/11/water-damage-broken-pipes-increases-winter-months/

Rachel

Rachel is a graduate from Grove City College, where she studied Communications, English, and Theatre. She currently has a plethora of unrelated jobs, of which blogging from the comfort of her bedroom is one.

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