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How to fix a concealed pipe leak? A full breakdown of locating leaks and tips for fixing them!

Views: 35     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2024-01-15      Origin: Site

Concealed pipe leaks are a common but very troublesome problem. Because the pipes are hidden in the walls, floors or ceilings, concealed pipe leaks are not only difficult to detect, but also difficult to repair. Below we will introduce some tips to accurately locate and repair concealed pipe leaks to help you solve this problem.


Locate concealed pipe leaks:

1. Detect water stains: Observe water stains on walls, ceilings or floors. Through the location and shape of the water stains, you can initially determine the location of the leak.

2. Use pipeline leak detector: pipeline leak detector can help locate the leakage point of the concealed pipe. Place the detector on the wall, ceiling or floor, through the sound or other signals emitted by the detector, you can find the exact location of the leak.

Ways to repair a concealed pipe leak:

1. Turn off the water source: Before repairing a concealed pipe leak, be sure to turn off the water source to ensure that no more water will enter the concealed pipe during the repair process.

2. Leak Repair: For small diameter leaks in concealed pipes, you can use a leak repair agent to repair the leak. Inject the patching agent into the pipe near the leak and wait for it to cure, which can effectively plug the leak.

3. Replacement of sealing gaskets: If the leak is caused by a deteriorated or broken sealing gasket, try replacing it with a new one to fix the leak.

4. Pipe repair: If the leak is large or the pipe is cracked, the entire section of pipe may need to be replaced or repaired. In this case, it is recommended to hire experienced repairers to ensure the quality of the repair.

Re-inspect the leak:

After repairing the leak, recheck the area to see if the leak still exists. You can turn on the water source and observe if there is still water seepage near the leak. If the leak is resolved, the next step in the repair process can be taken.

Concealed pipe leakage problem may bring some trouble to our life, but through the right method and patient repair, we can solve this problem effectively. Meanwhile, in order to ensure the quality and safety of the repair, please seek the help of repairers when needed. We hope the above information is helpful to you!