If you leak into your home, call the plumber. It is not something that you can fix yourself if it is severe. However, there are simple fixes for small leaks that you can do with just a little bit of work on your part. For instance, if you notice that water seems to be dripping from one of the pipes underneath your sink or behind your washing machine, more than likely, it is coming from some liquid tape sealant called “liquid electrician’s tape.” This substance is easily removed and replaced whenever necessary to prevent leaking around exposed wires or tubing.
Step 1 – Find Out Where Leak Is Coming From
First, you need to find out where the leak is coming from. You can do this by simply turning on all of your faucets and noting which one seems to be accompanying a dripping sound, or you may need to pull back some of the wire tubing attached underneath your sink or behind your washing machine to get a better idea of where the water is coming from.
Step 2 – Shut Off Faucet & Turn Off Water Supply
Once you have figured out where the leak is, shut off the faucet accompanied by a leaking sound and turn off any water supply valves near it. This will stop any more water from running through the kitchen, bathroom, or wherever else you find this particular leak spot occurring. It will also help to prevent the water from being soaked throughout your home.
Step 3 – Remove Old Tape From Pipe And Use New Tape
Once you have confirmed that it is, in fact, liquid electrician’s tape that is causing the leak, take note of any exposed wires or tubing that are attached to the pipe. If you cannot reach them with your hand, you will need to use a small flashlight to locate them. Once you find them make sure they are out of danger by covering each one completely in new liquid tape. This will help to ensure that no further leaks occur when using this particular plumbing fixture again in the future. If not, there could be some more severe repairs needed to fix this problem once and for all.
Step 4 – Reattach Any Wires & Turn On Water Supply Again
Once you have applied the new liquid tape to any exposed plumbing, make sure that all of your wires are in place and secure by tightening them with a screwdriver or other small hand tool. It is essential to know that when using an electrician’s tape, you will need to cut it into 2-inch pieces to fit entirely around each wire or tube without causing too much strain on either one. Once these are secured back into place, turn on your water supply again but leave the faucet shut off, so you don’t waste any water while waiting for the pipe sealant to dry completely. This can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on how much liquid the electrician’s tape was applied and the area’s environmental surroundings.
Step 5 – Test For Leak And Inspect Again Later On
After you have let your new liquid tape dry for as long as necessary, turn your water supply back on and test to see if there are any more leaks in or around those particular tubes or wires by rerunning both hot and cold faucets. If everything seems to be working correctly, you will need to inspect them later on just in case some other problems arise due to this particular leak.