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Moving Tips: Dealing with leaking pipes

Leaking pipes can be problematic.

Leaking pipes can be problematic.

Packing and moving may be a stressful and arduous process, but you should be aware that living in a home can also have its difficulties. After your moving company is gone, there may be lingering issues in your new home that you didn't expect. One of these issues is a pipe leak, and this could cause significant damage to your residence. However, taking the proper measures to stop the leak will help make the job easier.

When you see that there is water pooling near pipes, it is important to identify the leak. Once you do this, put a bucket under the leaking area. This will help collect the water and keep the rest of the home dry. Monitor the leak when you do this, as you will know how much time you have to fix it. Large leaks may be more difficult to fix and keep everything dry.

It is important to try and shut off the water source when dealing with the pipe issue. If you can do this, it will be easier to adjust and seal the pipe. However, if you cannot shut off the water, you may want to avoid cleaning up the mess and look for professional help.

Don't fix the leak yourself if you don't know how to do it. This is very important, as a burst pipe can cause significantly more damage than a leaking one. If you know someone who is experienced with pipe repair, it may be a good idea to contact them for advice. This is because they may know how to alleviate your problem, or tell you if you need someone to replace the pipe.