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Leaky Pipes Got You Down? Here's How to Fix Them

9/2/2022 (Permalink)

We all know that water damage to your home or business is bad. From the cost of damages, to the possible mold growth that could affect your health. Leaks and water damage are breeding grounds for mold, especially if left unmitigated and not fixed. If you find a leaky pipe in your home, it’s important to know how to fix it.

  1. The first thing you need to do when attempting to fix a leaky pipe is to locate the source of the water. If it is coming from a loose coupling nut (the thing that holds pipes together), then it’s pretty easy to grab a wrench and tighten the nut, fixing your leak.
  2. If the leak is caused by a crack in the pipe itself, you will need to use plumber’s tape, self-fusing silicone tape, or epoxy putty to fix it. These are easy to apply, you just need to be sure that the water is turned off. Then, wrap the pipe if you are using tape, or apply the putty and give it time to dry.

After fixing the pipe, make sure to clean up any standing water, and check back every day or every few days to make sure there is no more water or leaking.

If you’ve had water damage or mold growth due to a leaky pipe, call SERVPRO of Toledo West and our professionals with take care of everything.

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