What Happens When You Have A Leaking Pipes
Replace Leaking Water Pipes – It’s Called Repipe
Leaking pipes in your home can lead to significant expense and a real lifestyle disruption. If you even suspect that your home has leaking water or sewer pipes you should contact us right away at Henco Plumbing 360-773-8039. We’re your Plumbing Contractor Near Me and we specialize in fixing, repairing and replacing broken and leaking pipes, both water pipes and sewer pipes. We’re located in Vancouver Washington and we service homes in all the local communities. We’ll schedule an appointment and get to your home quickly so we can take care of the situation before it becomes a major disaster. If you avoid the signs of plumbing water pipe leakage you may end up with water overflow, flood, and completely soaked floors. You can find out more about this topic right here.
Here is some information to help you fix, at least temporarily, leaking pipes from How Stuff Works blog will help you through it.
How to fix a leaking pipe joint
How To Fix Pipes
How To Fix Leaky Pipes and Joints
There are all kinds of plumbing leaks. Some can flood your home, while others are not nearly so damaging. Your approach to stopping a leak depends on the type of leak it is. If the leak is at a joint, tighten the joint. If the leak is in a pipe, remove the section that is leaking and replace it with a new section. Unfortunately, this is more easily said than done.
For example, when you turn a threaded galvanized steel pipe to unscrew it from its fitting at one end, you tighten the pipe into its fitting at the other end. With copper pipe, the new section must be sweat-soldered in place. Most pipe replacement jobs are best left to a plumber, but as a do-it-yourselfer, you may consider an alternative: the pipe patch.
How Stuff Works give some nice insight how to DIY leaking pipes. However, most water leaks are difficult to repair because they often occur in the underground home pipe that comes from the city/community water main into your home. This main water line can be damaged beyond repair and require a complete main water line replacement. This water line replacement is often referred to as a repipe procedure.
Here’s information from Athena Care Residential Plumbing that can help you understand more about your home plumbing pipes.
Leaking water pipe repair and replacement
If you have a leaking plumbing water pipe and are not sure if you what kind of pipe repair you need this should help you understand more about your home’s plumbing pipes. This second post goes into more detail to describe the types of water supply pipes used in homes. When you understanding the nature of the problem you’ll be in a better position regarding repair and replacement of these plumbing pipes.
Many people refer to their “water pipes” we plumbers call them “Supply Pipes”. These are very different from drain pipes which plumbers call “waste pipes”. Here are a few more details about water supply pipes.
Function: They carry hot or cold water to your plumbing fixtures. They not only have water in them at all times AND under pressure.
Size: ½ to 1 inch in diameter (about the size of you thumb or small finger)
Material: Can be helpful to know when communicating with the plumber. . . .
Leaking Water Pipe Repair and Replacement
To give a well illustrated idea of the whole process of replacing/fixing a leaking water pipe, here’s a video
from Plumberparts on Youtube that describes and illustrates how the process is done.
Leaking water pipes can be more than annoying, so don’t let any water leak in your home go without repair.
Here are just some of the Leaking and Broken Water Pipe Repair Services we will examine and repair at Henco Plumbing:
- Leaking water pipes
- Hissing or dripping sounds
- Discoloration of water
- Rattling or banging water pipes
- No water pressure
- Water has an odor to it
- Low water pressure
- Rust or sediment in pipes
- Whole house/building re-pipes
- Water Service installs
- Partial house/building re-pipes
- Water service repair
- Leak detection
- Sewer and vent pipe repair
- Sewer and vent pipe new installs
CALL 360-773-8039 – Henco Plumbing Services, LLC, Vancouver Washington, for professional plumbing services including water line repair and replacement. Located in Vancouver, Washington, we serve these communities:
- Vancouver, WA
- Hazel Dell, WA
- Ridgefield, WA
- Orchards, WA
- Camas, WA
- Battle Ground, WA
- Washougal, WA
- La Center, WA
- Kelso, WA
- Longview, WA
- Clark County, WA
- Cowlitz County, WA
Sources: Residential Plumbing