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My Pipes Are Leaking. Now What?

Most of us love calm days where everything goes smoothly. We wake up on time for work, shuffle the kids off to school, have a great day and get a lot done, and then return home for dinner and family time. However, if you discover that your pipes are leaking, your calm day just got a bit more frantic.

Scout Plumbing is a local plumber in the Lake Dallas area. We offer many types of plumbing services, including drain repairs, clogged toilets, tankless water heater fixes, and more. Below, we'll go over what you should do if you discover leaking pipes in your Lake Dallas home or office. Give us a call for a free estimate today!


Turn Off the Water

The first thing you want to do if you discover a leaking pipe is to turn off the water to that portion of your home or office building. You may have to turn off all of the water to your building, depending on where the leak is located.

Drain Your Faucets

You'll want to ensure all of the water is out of your pipe system if there is a leak because there may be another leak you are unaware of. This is especially crucial to do if it's winter here in Lake Dallas so that your pipes don't freeze with water in them.

Call Your Local Plumber

While you may find some leaking pipe fixes online, it's always best to have a local plumbing company offer up a repair. Your leak could become worse and cause more damage if left alone or to a DIY job. Your local plumber has the expertise to diagnose and fix the leaking pipe permanently.

Clean Up the Mess

Hopefully, your leaking pipe is just a small leak so the mess is not all that bad. However, you'll want to prepare the area for when your local Lake Dallas plumber shows up. This will most likely entail grabbing some towels and a mop, as well as opening up some windows to let the moisture evaporate. Grabbing some fans isn't a bad idea either so that you can have a continual stream of moving air to help.

Take Pictures

If your home or office has suffered severe water damage, you'll need to document it for your insurance company. We suggest taking photographs and ensuring you have all of the details available for your insurance company if you will be submitting a claim for plumbing repairs.


Scout Plumbing is your trusted local plumber. Boasting over 50 years of combined experience, our licensed plumbers cannot wait to help you with your commercial and residential plumbing repairs. From clogged toilets and leaking faucets to more severe plumbing issues, such as water leak detections and help with remodeling plumbing, our plumbing company ensures your needs are taken care of. If you suspect you have a leaking pipe or you need another plumbing repair, give our team a call for a free estimate today!