When we field calls from customers with leaky pipes, we’re often asked whether anything can be done until we arrive. The answer is yes, there are a few quick fixes that can minimize the damage until we get there with a permanent solution. This site provides a good summary and photos of these tips.
- If the leak is at a joint, you can try tightening the joint to slow the leak.
- Stick the tip of a pencil in a small hole and break it off. Then wrap the area with several layers of duct tape.
- There are epoxy or other quick sealants available at retail stores that you can use for temporary fixes.
- For larger holes, cut a length of hose, then slit it lengthwise. Affix it over the leak, then clamp or tape over the slit.
- The final option is the tried-and-true bucket method to catch leaking water, which you can then pour down a drain.
Rest assured we’ll be out there to fix your leak as quick as can, and that we provide emergency service. Contact us to solve any of your plumbing problems.