Repairing Water Pipe Leaks

January 21st, 2010

The majority of plumbing problems will occur near fixtures such as toilets and sinks, however, sometimes the water pipes themselves can turn out to be the root of the problem. Water pipes are temperamental objects which are prone to sweating, freezing, leaking and making loud noises.

Whilst there is always a professional emergency drainage company or emergency plumbers on hand to deal with blocked drains or plumbing problems it will also save you time and money if you check whether your leak is coming from a joint first.

If the leak is coming from a joint which you have already located then the obvious thing to do is to tighten that joint – this is easy.

If, however, the leak is located inside a water pipe then the leaking section needs removing and replacing with a new pipe section. This is not always easy to do though particularly in the case of threaded galvanized steel pipes which will tighten at one end of the pipe automatically as you attempt to unscrew a section at the opposite end. Copper piping requires new sections of pipe to be sweat-soldered into place

When it comes to sections of water pipe being replaced it is always a job that is best left to a professional plumber to avoid any huge problems.

Our team of emergency plumbers at IQ Plumbing Services are trained to the highest degree and we can provide a large amount of emergency plumbers in London so there is always one on hand to come to you quickly.

Knowing Where Your Water Stop Valve Is

January 20th, 2010

Your home’s plumbing system will certainly be composed of two completely separate subsystems.

One of these subsystems will bring freshwater into your home and the other will take the waste water out.

Any water that comes into your home will be pressured to enable it to travel around your home such as to your bathroom upstairs and around corners. When this pressured water passes into the house, it will also run through a water meter which will register the amount of water that you have used.

Generally, the main water valve to shut down the supply will be located close to your water meter. If you find yourself in a position where you need to contact emergency plumbers because of an urgent plumbing problem you must also quickly turn the main water valve off even before your emergency plumbers arrive. If you don’t shut down your water supply after a pipe bursts, for example, it is likely to completely flood your home quite quickly.

Should your plumbing emergency be confined to a toilet or sink it won’t be necessary to turn off your water supply completely and you will be able to in most circumstances just turn the water off at the stop valve which is used for that particular fixture.

When it comes to emergency plumbers in London, we have a professional team of emergency plumbers at IQ Plumbing Services who are highly trained to deal with any plumbing emergencies quickly- including blocked drains, burst pipes and another similar other issues.