How Can I Repair Plumbing Leaks on My Own?

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Plumbing leaks are one of the more common problems that you may encounter in your home. Many of these leaks remain hidden behind drywall and floors, and only give subtle indications that they are occurring (stains on the wall, higher water bills, warped wood). There are times when you will have a much more obvious leak, usually one that starts in the plumbing underneath a sink.

We understand that many homeowners have a strong “do-it-yourself” drive and want to find ways to fix common troubles around the house on their own. In this spirit, our Parker, CO plumbing professionals at APC Plumbing & Heating have some steps you should follow that will get your pipes fixed fast and right, with little hassle and almost no mess.

  • First, shut off any water flowing to the leaking pipe. You can’t always do this, but if you have a leaky pipe under a sink, make sure no more water goes down the drain and stuff a cloth into the drain if it doesn’t have a cover or stopper.
  • Second, put down some newspapers under the area where the leaking is occurring to help prevent extra water damage.
  • Third, put a bucket under the leak to capture continuing water drips.
  • Fourth, pick up the phone and call APC Plumbing & Heating and arrange for a plumber to come to your house to fix the leak.

Yes, it really is that easy! Instead of fumbling around with different wrenches for a few hours while reading a guide you printed out on the Internet, only to end up inadvertently damaging your pipes and creating more leaking, you can have the problem fixed fast and with the assurance that it will remain fixed. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call for someone with training and the right tools to repair your pipes. If you want something done right in plumbing, have a professional plumber do it.

Keep us in mind the next time you encounter a leaky pipe issue in your home. All kidding aside, you do not want to attempt these repairs on your own. Let our experts in plumbing in Parker, CO do the job so you will know that it was done right. Give us a call today to schedule service.


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