How to Stop a PVC Pipe from Leaking

PVC pipes are used commonly all over the world. Substituting PVC entails an economical and simple choice, as patching it is easy. Here are some simple steps on how to patch a leaking PVC pipe.

First, clean the PVC thoroughly, making it free from dirt, oil and clogged water before using an epoxy or sealant. Sealants come in tubes, and can be found in hardware and department stores. Second, wear gloves before removing the sealant, since it does not come off that easily from the skin. Third, use as much sealant as needed, when making a ring around a PVC pipe. Afterwards, secure the tube and place it in a plastic bag for future use. Fourth, notice that there are two epoxy tubes, each one with a layer of sealant. Release the sealant in these tubes by pressing it and work on the sealant by mixing it with both hands or by using a mixing tool. Fifth, work with the sealant only until your hands feel warm, or only until the sealant brings discomfort to them. Sixth, apply the mixed sealant to the area inside the PVC where the leak was found. Seventh, apply the sealant approximately to the needed length based on the leak found outside the PVC pipe. Be sure that the sealant covers enough area to cover up the hole. Eighth, polish the epoxy around the PVC, if you value how it will look. However, keep in mind that it is more important that the leak be covered, and that the ring holds tight around the PVC. By then, the PVC pipe will no longer have a leak.