What do you do if your plumbing pipe breaks? If you have a spare section of the same size PVC pipe, you may be able to repair it. Sometimes a small crack can be repaired with no problems and will work for a long time. Other times a broken pipe must be cut out and replaced completely.
Before making any repairs, inspect the walls of the pipe. If they appear to be opening up along the cracks, you will need to cut out and replace them. You should also consider replacing a section of pipe if there has been any water leakage or corrosion around the break.
Once you have determined that your broken pipe can be repaired, you will need to buy a replacement piece of PVC pipe. It is best to choose the same size and type of pipe that was installed in your home originally. You can find this information by checking the size or width stamped on the outside of the pipe.
To begin, turn off the water supply to your house. This will usually require turning off both the water inlet valve and the main water supply to your house. Next, turn on one of the faucets in your house (so all remaining pipes will drain) and use a pipe wrench to remove the broken section.
Once you have removed the broken pipe, clean out any debris that may be left inside. Then take off the compression ring and slide a new compression ring on.
Insert the pipe into the pipe fitting, then use a wrench to tighten the two pieces together. Once they are tight, you will need to re-attach them to your water supply. Turn on the water supply and open all of your faucets to check for any leaks.
Call A Professional Plumbing Expert
Do-it-yourself (DIY) projects are a common practice for many homeowners. However, when it comes to inspecting your home’s Plumbing system, hiring an expert is the best choice to make. To ensure your home’s Plumbing system will work properly throughout its lifetime, do not try to inspect it yourself! Instead, rely on a professional to inspect your Plumbing system and make sure it’s in proper working order.
How can an expert help?
Hiring a licensed Plumbing inspector will give you the peace of mind that your home’s Plumbing system is safe and performing properly. A trained inspector will be able to look at all parts of your plumbing, including both visible and hidden areas, and identify any potential problems. If they find issues, the inspector can also provide solutions to fix them.
Is It Ideal To Repair Or Fix Your Broken Pipes?
If you want to fix your plumbing system, it is not advisable to replace all the parts of your Plumbing system. It would be more cost-efficient and time-efficient if all the components in our Plumbing system were designed modularly; then we could just buy a replacement part that has broken down without replacing or buying the whole thing.
Why is one part better than all? One simple example will suffice.
When your Plumbing system breaks down, it could be for several reasons: corrosion, misuse, and neglect. If we solely replace the broken one with another new one without checking the root cause of the problem in both cases, our new plumbing system will break down again. Now, if we replace the broken one after identifying the root cause of it breaking down, there might still be a high likely hood that your other components may have deteriorated to an extent. If you had replaced the whole Plumbing system instead of just the broken part, then all parts are new hence you do not need to worry about them deteriorating.