Important Tips to avoid Leakage Pipes in Your Garden

Plumbing problems can occur at the most unexpected times. Due to weather fluctuations, outdoor pipe lines may need frequent maintenance and repair. Garden pipes are important for watering your home's landscape. The most common reasons for garden pipe leakage are cracks and worn-out washer. Both are minute repairs and you can fix them easily. Like any other appliance, they also need regular maintenance to keep them up and running.  In addition to this, your plumber can also give you some tips to prevent any potential leakages.
Leakage Pipes
Nowadays, the problem of water leakage has become less severe and less prevalent. This is because we get a lot of products in the market to prevent potential leakage. However, the problem lies with choosing the right product and its installation. The best solution for this problem is to hire a professional plumber. He should be able to help you buy the right product and install it properly to avoid any potential leakage. Apart from this, there are so many ways you can reduce the chance of pipe leakage in your garden. Now, let's see how we can prevent plumbing complications in our garden.

How To Prevent Pipe Leakage?

  • Protect your pipes: Wrap your pipes in insulation to reduce the possibility of frozen pipes, this is applicable particularly in winter. As the temperature goes down, water inside the pipe can easily freeze and cause pipe burst. Wrap your outdoor pipes with blanket of foam to prevent them from freezing. Foams tubes are available in hardware stores. You just need to cut this tube to your pipe length and wrap it around the pipe. A plumber can do this job for you if you're not sure how to do it correctly. Also, make sure to put a secure tape if the foam doesn't have an adhesive edge.

  • Drain water: You shouldn't leave water in your garden hose during summer as wells as in winter. The main reason being that the pipe can easily freeze and cause pipe burst during winter. But, during summer, water heats up, and expands the hose. Both can cause pipe damage and water loss. So, no matter where you live, what your weather condition is, the bottom line is you should never leave water in a garden hose. Drain the pipe water after each use.
  • Reduce number of connections: Your plumber can reduce the potentials for leakage by reducing the number of connections during the installation of plumbing lines. Connections are potential leak points. One way to reduce the number of connections is to integrate multiple components into one assembly point.

  • Regular maintenance: Last but not the least, take preventative measures that keep your garden pipes leak free. This involves more than wiping the leaked water with a rag and fixing the leakage. Your plumber should be aware of proper plumbing practices that avoid potential plumbing complications. Regular maintenance can significantly increase the life of your plumbing pipe. For instance, if you notice a hose cover wear, where it is smearing against a machine element, installing a corrosion-resistant sleeve can help to prolong the life of the garden hose. Moreover, if there is a tear in your garden hose, you can install a bend restrictor to prevent it from fraying.

Along with the above-mentioned tips, there are a lot more things that you can do to prevent the pipe leakage in your garden. Sometimes you may find it stressful to do these plumbing works by yourself, in that case, hire an experienced and skilled plumber who can help you avoid leakage pipes in your garden.

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