Emergency Repairs when Pipes Leak

Updated on Thursday 21st September 2017

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Do you have a plumbing emergency? Check out these emergency repair tips when pipes leak which should help you stop the damages until our plumbers in London arrive on the scene.

Hose clamps in London

Common hose clamps, which can be bought from hardware stores or auto part stores, and a sheet rubber can seal a lot of pipe leaks on a temporary basis.

Pipe clamps are sold in the plumbing section of the local hardware store. The hose clams have to be the kind with screw tighteners and a little bigger in diameter than the line. Our plumber in London can help you to purchase these clamps.

Sheets of rubber can be bought in the hardware store as well, next to bathtubs and showers where they are utilized as liners or in the gardening sections.

In order to temporarily seal a leak, apply one clamp compressing rubber right over the hole. If the pipe has a larger hole or crack, the rubber should be extended well beyond the defect on both sides and a few clamps should be applied over the rubber.

If the rubber and clamps are positioned, the clamp screws should be tightened.

Use epoxy putty in London

In case the hole is bigger or the leak is at a fitting joint, epoxy putty represents an effective and easy to plug in solution for London plumbing leaks.

This putty is sold in virtually any home improvement store, generally coming in a two-part stick form. It is activated by kneading the two component materials with each other.

After the pipe section has been cleaned and dried, our plumbers in London advises you wear a pair of gloves and break off a suitable chunk of the epoxy and to prepare it.

Apply the putty inside the hole and around it, utilizing a putty knife if needed. Allow the epoxy to cure as stated in the directions of the manufacturer. 

After it has entirely hardened, turn on the water and verify for leaks. Repeat the entire process if needed.

For more about how to repair a leaking pipe, or if you need any kind of plumbing services in London, we kindly invite you to contact our friendly team of plumbers.
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