Courtesy Plumbing

DIY Plumbing – A Little Duct Tape Will Do Ya!

Plumbing problems can often catch us off guard. When you are in a bind and must resort to DIY plumbing tactics, you would be surprised how far a little duct tape will go.  During a plumbing emergency, one of the first things you will want to do is protect the surrounding area and your belongings from water damage. To reduce the amount of water damage during a plumbing emergency the first step is to locate and shut off the water supply. The next step is to do damage control, use plastic to cover the surrounding area and strategically place duct tape on leaks to help temporarily stop the flow of water until your plumber can get there. Remember duct tape is not a long-term fix, just because there is no longer a leak does not mean you shouldn’t call your plumber. 

During a plumbing emergency, duct tape is a great temporary solution until your plumber can get there. However, it is no substitute for getting the job done right the first time. Failure to have the repair made by a professional plumber can result in further damage and end up costing more in the long run. Contact Courtesy Plumbing today for fast, reliable, same day plumbing repair!