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What to do with leaking pipes inside the walls?

Views: 5     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2024-01-10      Origin: Site

When you find water leakage of water pipe inside the wall in your home, the first time you need to find the water inlet valve of the house and turn it off to cut off the water supply source in order to prevent the water from continuing to leak. Next, we can follow the following steps to deal with water leakage in the wall pipe:

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1. Locate the leak: the leak point of the water pipe leak inside the wall is usually not easy to determine, because the leaking water may flow along the wall of the pipe to other places, resulting in the wall is not necessarily the leak point. The traditional solution is to identify the leak point by point by pumping the water pipe. One way is to use a pressure pump to connect the hot and cold water pipes into a circle, and close the main switch and other valves, leaving only one pipe opening connected to the pressure pump, under stable pressure to observe changes in the pressure gauge pointer, if the pressure drops significantly, there may be a leak.


2. Leak detection: After determining the leak, you can use some professional equipment, such as pipe leakage detector to further locate the leak. Commonly used detection methods include listening to the sound method, acoustic vibration method and infrared method, these methods are based on water leakage caused by sound, vibration or temperature changes to determine the location of the leak. Listening to the sound method is a more commonly used method, listening to the sound of water leakage through the leakage instrument and other equipment, and according to the size and characteristics of the sound to determine the leakage point.


3. Repair treatment: After determining the leakage point, you need to excavate the wall, pay attention to the protection of furniture and flooring. After finding the leakage point, the leakage of the pipe section cut, and use the interface sleeve, and then aligned with the new pipeline for heat fusion connection, to ensure that the connection is firm. After connecting, you also need to waterproof the pipes and pipe troughs to prevent future leaks.


It is important to note that water leakage from pipes inside the wall is a complex problem, and the treatment process may require specialized repair techniques and equipment. If you are not familiar with the process or are unable to make the appropriate repairs, it is recommended to consult a professional or contact a plumber to make the repairs to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the work.


Dealing with water pipe leakage inside the wall requires locating the leak first, which can be done with the aid of pressure testing and professional equipment. Then take appropriate repair and treatment measures, which include cutting the leaking section, connecting new pipes, waterproofing and so on. If you are unfamiliar with the operation or unable to handle it, it is recommended that you consult a professional to carry out the repair work to ensure that the problem is effectively solved.