Chloe’s Top Tips:
Each week I will focus on one of the most common leaks in the home, what to watch out for, how to fix it and what to do in an emergency.
One of the most common water leaks is through a leaking radiator. Radiators have numerous places that allows water to seep onto your expensive wood flooring or deep pile carpet or even through the ceiling. So it is vital to fix it right away.
A water leak in the radiator could be from a number of different causes including pipe joints, valve, radiator gland, spindle…
Most of the time it is best to call a plumber, as it will draining the system, refilling it and it can be fiddly work.
What do you do while you wait for a plumber?
Here are some fixes that don’t require any intervention or will help stop the leak temporarily until help arrives.
Repair a leaking valve Click here to understand this 5 minute fix
Repair a pipe joint Click here to understand this 5 minute fix
Isolating a radiator Click here to understand this 5 minute fix
When the plumber arrives they will carry out the below list to get your radiator working again:
If the radiator is too damaged for repair this will need to be replaced.
Next week I will show you the three most common causes of leaks from your toilet