It is always wise to speak with a Drainage Maintenance Services professional before fixing a water leak in a copper pipe. Our plumbing experts at Drainage Maintenance Services know how to stop a leak in a copper pipe and how to effectively repair a leak in a hole in a pipe.
There are two methods for repairing a leak in copper pipe: replacement and epoxy coating.
To find out which is the best option for you, consider the three main aspects of copper pipe leak repair :
- Total cost
Our plumbers can fix a copper pipe leak by replacing it
The replacement method for repairing small leaks on copper pipes involves removing the leaking segment of the copper pipes. For the damaged part, a piece of copper or plastic pipe can be dimensioned. Once the new piece of pipe has been placed, our plumber welds it to the existing pipe.
Epoxy liner or leakproof tape for copper pipe repair
The method of repairing copper pipes with epoxy coating or tape also requires the wall or ceiling to be open. But the amount of space is small compared to the replacement method. To properly apply the epoxy coating or tape, one of our plumbing professionals in Paris dries and then cleans the entire length of the water distribution pipes. The last step is to apply the epoxy or tape so that they lightly cover the copper pipes.
When the sealant layer hardens and the leaked tape melts to build a waterproof layer, all pipes in the water distribution system are sealed. Our Drainage Maintenance Services plumbers are trained to know exactly how to fix copper pipe leaks, whether it’s a replacement or relining.
PE (polyethylene) piping: is used for the buried cold water sanitary network or gas pipes buried underground, it is protected by a thick layer, it does not require a sheath, the leak often comes from a fitting PE or drilling by a root having for cause the rupture of the pipe, the pipe is rigid and is marketed in crowns of 50 meters and 100 meters and even more.
Steel pipes (Galva or black steel) pipes are often used for the heating network still today and formerly the sanitary water network, it is rigid and sold by a bar of different diameters: 12/17 – 15/21 – 20/27, etc. which can be assembled using the die or by braze welding.
PVC pressure pipes are used for the riser of a building or hotel or other, easy to assemble, scrupulously follow the steps not to be overrun, leaks are due to poorly glued or poorly prepared fittings, it is sold in PVC pressure bar of length 2 meters – 4 meters and 6 meters from specialized plumbing suppliers.
Cast iron pipes (SME or SMU) cast iron SME with socket, cast iron SMU cast iron without socket, it is used for the evacuation network of a building indoors and outdoors, it is red most of the time, it can be repainted. Most cast iron water leaks are due to age or a damaged cement joint following a clogged pipe backflow. It is marketed in the form of lengths and sold exclusively by building professionals (resistant cast iron pipes in time).