Taking care of leaking tubes

Finding the right tubing can be tricky if you don’t know where to look. We happen to be the leading provider of ERW steel tubes West Midlands has. Additionally, we are an ISO 9001 registered business. This means we can manage any order and maximise quality. At the same time however, we still offer an outstanding level of customer care.

A leaking tube is a common plumbing issue. It’s also a problem you must deal with swiftly. Repeatedly, we’ve heard stories about small leaks transforming into much bigger problems. This was all because people chose to ignore the initial leak. Therefore, we recommend that you pay close attention to any leaking tubes, even if it is only a tiny trickle.

There are various types of leaks, as well as causes for them. In the majority of cases, you’ll want to contact a plumber. However, there are leaks that you can rectify on your own. You don’t even have to possess a lot of plumbing knowledge to do so.

Turn the water off

The moment you notice a tube leaking, turn the water supply off. You don’t want the water running if you’re taking care of the leak yourself. You may be planning to call an expert anyway. Regardless, turn off the supply to stop damage and flooding. It’s possible to do this by using the primary shut off valve.

Once the water is off, find out how small the leak is. It could be that the problem is at a joint. You may be able to tighten the joints to resolve the problem. On the other hand your tube may be too damaged, rusty, or old. In these instances, avoid tightening, especially when it comes to ERW steel tubes. This may only exacerbate things. The best approach here is generally to purchase a replacement.

At Union Steel Tubes, we provide our tubing in cut and random lengths. This enables them to meet multitudes of demands. In other words, it’s easy to find the right product. Our flexibility and high quality make us the best for ERW steel tubes West Midlands can provide.

If you wish to know more about ERW tubing or leaks, please get in touch.