Any pipes start to leak sooner or later, since this is directly related to their service life. At the same time, quite often a similar problem concerns sewer pipes, since they most often undergo rapid wear, moreover, a strong unpleasant odor spreads from such a nuisance throughout the living space, which sometimes simply prevents living in it. About that , how to eliminate a sewer pipe leak and what materials for this can be used, we will talk with you further.
First of all, let's start with the fact that you need to carefully examine the condition of your pipes and find the location of the leak, as well as understand its causes.
Installation of the repair clutch
In most cases, similar problems with pipes are the result of improper operation. A no less frequent cause of leakage is improper installation, where fluid begins to leak at the joints.
The useful life is also important. Agree, nothing lasts forever, and therefore the pipes eventually begin to undergo corrosion, from which small holes are formed, moisture starts to emerge from them.
Depending on the material from which your pipes are made, you will need to choose the right way to fix the problem.
Let's consider the main types of pipes and try to figure out how to eliminate the cause of the problem.
Principle of installation of the clamp on a metal pipe
Composition for cold welding
Clamp with rubber seal
How to eliminate a pipe leak
If your crack has a small size, then you can get rid of the leak simply using welding and rubber for this, which should be fixed with an elastic braid. If your situation is serious enough, then it is best for you to use a specialized repair sleeve, on which a layer of thick rubber is mounted.
Many believe that PVC pipes are not subject to repair, as they are easier to replace, but it is not. Repairing them is not only possible but necessary. Next, you will learn how to eliminate a leak from a plastic pipe.
First of all, as well as in the first case, free sewer pipes from accumulated water. To do this as quickly as possible, use a specialized fitting, which is mounted in the pipeline. Next on the damaged area, you must apply a layer of high-quality glue, which is installed on the patch.
Installing the patch on the plastic pipe
The patch must necessarily be cut out of the used you pipe, and therefore, after you have done the installation work, do not rush to get rid of the remnants of pipes, since it is for such cases, they may be useful to you.
If you use high-quality glue, then you will not need additional materials to connect the pipes. After solidification, which is necessary for about 1 minute, your leak will be completely eliminated, only it is not recommended to use the pipe immediately, it is best to allow the patch to fix within 3-5 hours after the repair.
Leaks at the junction
The method described below for solving the leakage problem is suitable only if the water shows through as a result of poor sealing.
Leakage of plastic pipe
As you can see, it is not that difficult to eliminate a leak from a sewer pipe, therefore, it is not necessary to turn to the masters for solving this problem.
As for the clamps, they can be professional, designed, for example, to repair external sewage pipes, as in this video: