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8th April 2023


If one of our engineers can’t get to you quick enough and you are in need of a short term repair for a leaking pipe to prevent water damage then follow the steps below. 

Leak Pipe

When you have a leaking pipe, you’re going to want to put a stop to it in order to prevent water damage and any flooding to your home or business. Metro Rod Birmingham should be your first point of call for a professional and reliable repair. We are on call 24/7, 365 days a year, but if we cant make it out to you quickly enough you can temporarily patch the leak yourself until one of our engineers arrives. 

Before you start on your temporary repair you will need to turn off your water supply which is easy to do using the water isolation valve. Once you have done this make sure you run your taps dry to drain the system and then you can make a start on your temporary repair. 


The Epoxy Putty solution: - 

  1. Start by drying the area of the pipe that is damaged with a cloth
  2. Carefully use sandpaper to buff the area to create a smooth surface for the putty
  3. Mix the two parts of the epoxy putty together, following the packet instructions, and put the putty over the damaged area. 
  4. Use a knife or smoothening tool to even out the surface of the putty. 
  5. Leave it to harden, which should only take a few minutes but check the packet instructions.
  6. When you’re ready, turn the water supply back on and check to see if the putty has worked and created a good enough seal.

It is important to remember that this Epoxy Putty solution is just a temporary repair and wont hold for longer than a couple of days, so its important that you do have one of our Metro Rod professionals take a look and fix it for you. Leaving it for too long could result in more serious damage to your drainage system and property which can prove costly. 


Metro Rod Birmingham offer services across Birmingham, Solihull, Walsall or Dudley  and surrounding areas. Dealing with blocked drains, drain repair, CCTV surveys and septic tank maintenance. We believe in simple things and make sure we follow them through; available 24/7, professional, value for money service during and after the job and peace of mind in the fact that all our engineers are highly trained, DBS checked and fully insured.

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For any drainage needs, we are the drainage experts. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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