Quick Fixes for Burst Pipes
Are you prepared to protect your home’s plumbing system against a sudden burst pipe? Not an issue that is typically front of mind for most people but being ready can save you thousands of dollars in damage. Think of these quick, easy fixes as plumbing first aid — they slow or stop a leak in a pipe long enough to give you time to enlist the services of a qualified plumber during business hours – and prevent your house from flooding in the meantime.
If you have a leaky or burst pipe try one of these tactics below – it should be easy enough for a DIY’er to handle and will bye you the extra time needed to get a plumber lined up to fix the issue permanently.
Using a sleeve clamp
A sleeve clamp stops everything from small leaks to larger leaks. A sleeve clamp consists of two semicircular pieces of metal that, when put together, completely surround the pipe. The clamp is about 3 inches long, but you have to buy one to fit your specific pipe size.
Other than the sleeve clamp, you only need a screwdriver to get the job done:
Wrap the damaged section of pipe with the gasket material provided.
Surround the gasket-wrapped pipe with the two semicircular clamps.
Tighten the screws that connect the two halves of the sleeve clamp.
No one likes the idea of spending money on plumbing repair items but on the off chance that they may be needed it can save you lots of money.
hopefully these tips will help you temporarily fix a leak until a plumber arrives. If you need help with a leaky or burst pipe please contact us today!