Regardless of where it’s located, a leaking pipe is a hassle you never want to deal with.
Fortunately, if the pipe is in plain view, such as under a sink, it’s easy to access. This makes the repair process much easier.
In the event of a leaking pipe inside a wall, you’ll need to take additional steps in order to access the problem and make a repair. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Carefully cut out sections of drywall, allowing you to easily access the problem area
- Cut out the broken section of pipe
- Mount a repair sleeve
- Turn on the water and check for leaks
If you run the water for several minutes and no leaks are present, you’re back in business. At that point, you can begin the process of repairing the wall. This includes patching the drywall and painting the wall, all with the idea of making it as good as new.
It’s extremely frustrating to learn that you have a leaking pipe inside a wall, but this problem can be repaired with the right approach.
Since you may not have the knowledge, experience or tools necessary to complete the job, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re more than happy to diagnose the problem, provide a timely repair, and help you put this issue in the past once and for all.