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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.

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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. . . .

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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.

Sometimes pipes begin leaking in your flooring. This often occurs when your home has a basement, due to shifting of the basement concrete. The information from Home Tips can help you eliminate this kind of problem before it becomes a serious flood.

Leaking pipes in basement ceiling

How to Fix Water Pipe Leaks & Problems

Water leaks and broken pipes can be a big problem for any homeowner. Because water in supply pipes is under pressure (normally about 50 pounds per square inch), if a pipe or fitting springs a leak, the water usually sprays out with considerable force. Because of this pressure, it’s usually pretty obvious if a pipe is leaking—even if the pipe is inside a wall or above a ceiling.

The first thing to do is find the valve that controls the water supply to that pipe. Most modern home water supply pipes are copper, soldered together with elbows, tees, and other fittings. Threaded galvanized iron pipes are also common, particularly in older homes, but are being phased out because they tend to get clogged by mineral deposits over time.

If water is staining the ceiling or dripping, the leak may be directly above, although water can travel along a joist or other interior framing member and stain a wall or ceiling some distance from the leak itself. If there are no stains or drips overhead as evidence, grab a flashlight and check the pipes in the basement or crawlspace.

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Leaking water pipes can be more than annoying, so don’ 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

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