Pipe Repairs and Pipe Installation
Most plumbing problems occur at or near such fixtures as sinks, tubs, and toilets. Sometimes, however, the pipes themselves are the root of the problem. Pipes can be temperamental -- pipe installation needs to be done properly they can leak, sweat, freeze, or make loud noises. In the following article, we'll discuss how to do proper pipe installation and avoid costly pipe repairs. We'll begin in this section by talking about leaking, sweating, and frozen pipes.
Leaks in Pipes: A Guide to Pipe Problems and Pipe Repair
.There are all kinds of plumbing leaks. Some can flood your home, while others are not nearly so damaging. Your approach to stopping a leak depends on the type of leak it is. If the leak is at a joint, tighten the joint. If the leak is in a pipe, remove the section that is leaking and replace it with a new section. Unfortunately, this is more easily said than done.
For example, when you turn a threaded galvanized steel pipe to unscrew it from its fitting at one end, you tighten the pipe into its fitting at the other end. With copper pipe, the new section must be sweat-soldered in place. Most pipe replacement jobs are best left to a plumber. If you feel you are up to the task as a do-it-yourselfer, you may consider one alternative: the pipe patch.
for smaller pipe repairs, you'll find patch kits for plumbing leaks at the hardware store, or you can make your own with a piece of heavy rubber from an old inner tube and a C-clamp. Another possibility is to use a hose clamp with a rubber patch. Factory-made kits contain a rubber pad that goes over the hole in the pipe and metal plates that compress the rubber pad over the hole. A quick and easy way to stop a leak, the patch kit can even be used on a permanent basis if the pipe is otherwise sound.
Frozen Pipe Repairs: Frozen pipes can cause major damage to your Wisconsin home and need to be attended to right away. Our specialized plumbing and heating equipment will have your pipes free and clear in a jiffy. And we have solutions for your home to help prevent re-freezing of the pipes.
At K. Kelly Plumbing, we tackle all types of pipe installation from new to revising your existing installation. We also specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects and do complete new custom and existing home installations. We only use the best products to ensure that we install the most efficient and cost effective plumbing systems for your remodeling project.
What To Do? If you think a pipe already has frozen, do not wait for nature to take its course, thaw the pipe as soon as possible or call a K. Kelly licensed plumber for help.
Make sure the taps are open while the pipes are heated in order to remove all the ice in the system once the main blockage is eliminated.
If you have questions about doing a proper pipe installation or need pipe repairs and need a plumber, please feel free to call us today at 920-469-3500.