“When the pipe underneath our kitchen sink sprang a leak, I knew what to do,” Billy said with a laugh. “After all, doesn’t duct tape fix everything?” After that repair job, Billy put a bucket underneath the sink “Just in case” and went about his business. “To tell the truth, I totally forgot about it.”
Flash forward a few short weeks. “I get a call on my phone from my wife,” Billy said. “She’s all upset. Apparently there’s water all over in the kitchen.” The duct tape repair failed to hold, and the just in case bucket had overflowed. “She told me enough with your DIY. I’m calling the Brooklyn plumber!”
Duct tape is not really going to fix your leaking pipes. The same is true for plastic wrap, pool noodles, or any number of ‘clever ideas’ people try to use rather than call a plumber in Brooklyn. The truth of the matter is that split, cracked, damaged, or leaking pipes need to be repaired or replaced by a licensed master plumber.
What are the signs you need new pipes?
There are many signs that can indicate you need new pipes. #1 is leaks, obviously. If your pipes are leaking, it’s costing you extra money on your water bill. Leaking pipes can also damage your property. Repiping is especially necessary if the leaks are in the pipe itself, rather than at an elbow or fixture.
Another sign repiping is in your future is that your water pressure is all over the place. As you might imagine, leaking pipes have a hard time maintaining adequate water pressure. If you have water pressure at an acceptable level that suddenly drops off, it’s a good idea to have your Brooklyn plumber look at your pipes.
Finally, if your water is discolored or has a funny taste, talk to your Brooklyn plumber. A water filtration system might be the answer, or it may be a simple issue of replacing some pipes.