Common Plumbing Repairs Every Homeowner Should Know

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Sometimes, the homeowner can address plumbing problems appropriately; however, they often seek professionals to do their job for them. If you want to do it all by yourself, then every homeowner should know some common plumbing repairs.

Common plumbing repairs:

Leaks (for IPS joints) – if the pipe isn’t destroyed or in any horrible state, you can fix leaks in two ways.


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The first option is using Teflon tape, taking the pipe that needs sealing, and wrapping the Teflon three times around it, and sometimes this option is more than enough to fix the leak.

The second option is using a product named pipe dope or pipe thread sealant, get a brush to take out a portion of sealant, and wrapping the pipe thread that needs sealing with a thin film. This process is applicable to an IPS joint. Don’t tighten the pipe too much, or the threads will be killed.

For soldered joints, a leak in the soldered joint is often caused by a poorly soldered joint or just corrosion caused by age. The way to fix the leak on a soldered joint is by cutting a portion of the pipe and placing a new one. Sometimes, fixing the leak can only help you for a few days or months, but replacing the soldered joint would take years before it can be replaced again or depending on its usage.

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