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Responding to an Emergency Pinhole Leak on a Copper Pipe - A Stoke-on-Trent Plumber's Perspective

As a Stoke-on-Trent plumber, I have been called in for countless emergency repairs. One of the most typical is fixing pinhole leaks on copper pipes. In this blog post, I will discuss my process and strategy when handling such an urgent issue.


My priority when a customer contacts me about an apparent pinhole leak is to first direct them to shut off the main water supply. This action serves two primary objectives: To preclude any further harm, and to make it simpler for me to find where the leak is originating from.




When I join a customer on-site, my first move is to detect the water leakage. This may sound simple but finding pinhole leaks requires expertise and practice. However, armed with vast experience in this field, I am capable of quickly locating these leakages and inspecting associated damages.


After locating the source of the leak, I will then evaluate its severity. A tiny hole in a copper pipe can usually be fixed with some patching; however, if it's extensive, replacing it may be required.


When a patch repair is necessary, I will quickly and efficiently clean up the area around the leak before applying a patch. Once that's done, then we'll re-pressurize the system to fix pinhole leaks in no time!

In the event a complete pipe substitution is required, I will first shut down the property's main water source. After that, I will take out and swap out the broken section with a fresh piece of piping. Once in place, I'll restore pressure to the system and assess for any leaks before completing my work.


After I fix the issue, I will perform a comprehensive inspection of the entire system to guarantee that there is not an other water leak and perform a leak repair.


Homeowners dread pinhole leaks on copper pipes, yet fortunately for those in the Stoke-on-Trent area, I can put my professional plumbing experience to work and swiftly resolve this emergency situation. With years of knowledge under my belt and a commitment to delivering quality services, you can trust me with your home's issue!


If you have any plumbing emergency in Stoke-on-Trent or surrounding areas, don't hesitate to give me a call for your plumbing emergencies.


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