Leaking water pipes is something no one wants to think about, but unfortunately it happens. One of your water pipes suddenly springs a leak and you’ve got water spurting all over the place-what do you do?
First, don’t panic. Stop the water coming out of the hole by turning off your main water supply valve. (It’s usually located where the municipal water supply enters your home, near your water meter).
Now that you’ve got the water stopped-here are some quick fixes you can use to get your water flowing-while you work on a permanent fix.
8 None of these fixes are permanent, however, they will allow you to turn the water back on until you can make a permanent repair. Pipe clamps designed specifically to fix leaking pipes are available at home and hardware stores for a few dollars. These clamps have a rubber gasket inside the clamp, which itself is designed to fit right around a pipe. You simply place the clamp over the section of pipe and tighten the built-in screws, providing a waterproof temporary fix for a leaking pipe.
Allow the Goop about 1 hour to set up, then turn your water back on.
Alternatively, you could use hose clamps around the rubber-wrapped pipe to hold it in place.