Leaking pipes can cause a lots of damage in your house. If you don’t have the skills to fix a leaking pipe by yourself, you can always use some temporary fixes to stop the damage while you are waiting for the plumber to arrive. Cut off the water supply as well to stop the outflow of water from the damaged pipes.
Cut Off The Water
Locate the main water supply line of your house, and turn it off for added safety. Turning the dial clockwise will always stop the water from being supplied to your water.
If you can’t locate the water dial on the main water pipe of your house, try calling your water company too see of they can stop the water supply to your house. This is a great thing to try if you’re stuck in an emergency situation.
Turn The Taps On
After cutting off the water supply to your home, you should turn on all the taps to drain all the water from your home. This will avoid the water from coming out of the damaged pipes. If the leak is only on a specific pipe, then turn on just that faucet to drain only the concerned pipe.
Dry The Leaking Area
After cutting off the water supply and draining all the pipes in your house, the next thing you’ll have to do is to clean the area around the leaking pipe. Get all the accumulated water away and clean the leak as well. This will make the leaking area safe to work on afterwards, as it won’t remain slippery. If you cam still see the water drops coming out of the leak, then place a bucket underneath to avoid getting the area wet again.
After following all these steps, ably a temporary fix and call the experts who specialize in leaky pipe repairs.