January 4

How To Fix Leaking Kitchen Or Bathroom Pipes

How To Fix Leaking Kitchen Or Bathroom Pipes

Water leaking from your kitchen or bathroom pipes is a common issue that many tenants face. It is important to fix the problem as soon as possible. 

If the leak is left untreated it can cause extensive and costly damage to your home, and create expensive repair bills. As a tenant, it is your responsibility to check and fix any kitchen and bathroom pipe leaks throughout your tenancy. 

You’ll find many examples of what to do to fix your leaking pipes, but here is a general guide that you can use. Check out the video below for an example of what to do to fix a plastic kitchen pipe leak. 

Here are some steps you can follow to fix leaking pipes in your kitchen or bathroom: 

  • First, identify the source of the leak. This can usually be done by checking for damp spots on the walls or floor. 

If it's coming from a faucet, tighten the fixtures by using a spanner. Check if there are any more leaks. If not, then you’re golden. 

If the leak is coming from pipes beneath the sink, you'll need to turn off the water supply to that area. 

  • Next, take a look at the affected pipe. If it is a plastic pipe, there is a good chance that the leak can be fixed with a simple repair kit. 

However, if the pipe is made of metal, it may need to be replaced entirely. If this is beyond your scope, please call in a professional. 

  • Once you have determined what needs to be done to fix the leak, follow the instructions in your chosen repair kit. With a little effort, you should be able to stop that leak for good.
  • Once you've fixed the leak, make sure to turn the water back on and check for any other leaks. If everything looks good, then you're all good. 

If you are a tenant and have been faced with a leaking pipe, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Just follow these steps to fix the leak and get your home back in order. 

However, if working on your leaking kitchen or bathroom pipes doesn't fix the problem then please contact us on 01522503717 and we will be able to send out a contractor. However, if it is found that it falls under your responsibility as a tenant then you will be charged for the work.

Reminder That You May Be Charged - Where our contractor has arranged a time with you to attend and you postpone, cancel, or don't show up or where it is your fault for the appointment not proceeding you will be responsible for paying the call-out charge for the contractor and potentially any restocking fee for parts. Where the fault, issue or damage, is put down to your or other tenants, permitted occupiers, or guests' actions, you will be responsible for paying for the repair. These terms are already part of your Tenancy Agreement.


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