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How to Fix a Leak Using Plumber’s Tape from a Minneapolis, MN Handyman

System - Tuesday, March 15, 2016


If you have minor non-critical plumbing issue at your home or rental property, sometimes you can address it quickly and easily with some simple plumbers tape. This is more cost effective and faster than hiring a plumber, but we would only recommend unlicensed individuals perform this easy fix for things like shower heads, or faucet aerators, or similar applications. At HandyQuick, today, we’re talking about the wonderful world of plumber’s tape, and how you can use it to take care of simple problems.

Using plumber’s tape is a basic process, but sometimes people overlook it. As a property owner, this application provides an extra piece of perfection to prevent leaks around commonly used faucets and shower heads. It can help you in avoiding expensive plumber visits, and it can also improve your water pressure thru these fixtures. People love their water pressure, and a little bit of plumber’s tape will help you deliver it at your home or rental property. As a simple process, you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money. Plumber’s tape usually costs around $1.50, or $2.00 per roll.

To apply plumber’s tape, take a look at your fitting or piping. When you see the thread on a piece of pipe, you will see how the threads should match up and seal. But a lot of times it doesn’t because of natural gaps between the male and female ends of the connectors. Water leaks can occur and cause leaks and loss of water pressure thru these fixtures. If you take some plumber’s tape and wrap it all around the pipe, you’ll be able to fill in the cracks and create a permanent water seal . You still get the same connection, but with the tape you also get extra protection among the natural gaps. People like to do this on a shower head, where it can be very useful. It’s simple to do and you follow the same process. Wrap the tape around the pipe and you’ll see that it sticks on easily. It adds protection and it keeps everything sealed.

That’s really all that’s involved. Plumbers tape doesn’t cost that much but it can save you a lot time and money in the long run. If you have any questions about how to make these minor repairs with plumber’s tape, please contact us at Handyquick Home Maintenance Services to service your greater Minneapolis, St Paul, Twin Cities metro location with professional Handyman, residential contractor services.

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