There are many different qualities of pipes in the market today, but there are many difficulties that people face as they go to the market for this product which is very useful for our day to day life. Pipes can be either categorized as metal pipes, plastic pipes and hose pipes which comes different quality, sizes and colors depending on the intended purpose. Therefore depending on grade of the pipe determines the cost of the pipe which is advisable to go for high quality pipes to minimize maintenance cost and increase durability and god serviceability. Pipe can get damaged due to various such as pressure, unnecessary bends or even vandalism therefore necessary from time to time to check for any leakages that can increase the cost of production through loss of gallons of water. There are many ways to combat leaking pipes Electric tape After identifying a leak within the system it is advisable first to off the main supply of water thus temporally stop lose of water this is followed by drying the leaking area with a dry cloth making sure it is completely dry.
Repair the leaking part by encasing it with a power tape starting a few inches away to give an allowance of complete seal the moving round the pipe this when done several times will give a very tight seal otherwise it is not recommended for bog leaks. Use of adhesives Since plastic pipes cannot be repaired using electric tape it is therefore recommended to use adhesives since it is cheap and completely seals the broken part. The recommended procedure is first you are advised to switch of the main supply of water this to prevent further loss of water identifying the leaking part then wipe out completely the leaking with a dry cloth. You are required to cut by use of hack saw the leaking part by extending about an inch to each side of the broken this to make sure that the remaining parts of the pipes have no cracks .then on the outer side of each of the remaining parts apply adhesive to about two inches and allow it to dry this will make it to seal completely. Then cut another piece of pipe of a bit bigger width that will fit on the two pieces covering the removed part and apply adhesive on inside part of both its end .give it some minutes to dry and then fix it this will completely seal the broken part.
Replacing with a new pipe Another idea to deal with a leak is to completely replace the damaged pipe with a new pipe especially if the leaking pipe is completely damaged this will remove the doubt of the leak reoccurring. First switch off the main supply to stop further loss of water then totally remove the whole of the destroyed pipe and discard it then join the new pipe which should be of equal length and width to the removed one and tighten it and then switch on the main supply to observe if there is any more leaks. With Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning too is most essential for your Home. Fixing your Heating system is quite simple if you have the knowledge. Follow my next article for fixing your HVAC.