The best way to stop a leak in an exposed copper central heating pipe

The first thing you need to do when presented with a leaking copper pipe in your central heating system is make an emergency repair to stop the leak and preserve pressure in the system so it continues to work effectively. You really are looking for a sealant that is capable of providing a permanent repair in the case of a minor leak. You do not want to have to revisit the problem once you have applied the initial repair solution, so choose a product that is tried and tested and has proven ability to do the job efficiently. Should an undetected or untreated leak be allowed to continue without remedial action your home is at risk to flooding causing untold damage to floor coverings or ceilings, depending on where it occurs. As the old adage warns – a stitch in time saves nine – and fixing a leak problem immediately avoids unwarranted expense in the aftermath of a flooded home. As heating systems age the likelihood of leaks in pipes and radiators increases due to sludge formation and rust. Whilst plastic pipes are more resistant to frost and ice formation, in terms of leaks, they can split with the pressure of ice forming within or even burst open at push or compression joints where they are joined to other plastic or copper pipes. It is essential to look for a leak sealant that ticks the boxes and when you find it, ensure you always have a container of the solution at hand to deal with those seasonal emergency situations that can arise so unexpectedly. There are a number of sealants on the market but make sure you choose a product that is not only efficient but also contains anti-corrosion and lubricating additives that help preserve the integrity of your central heating system, including the circulation pump.

A miracle cure is at hand for stopping a leak in an exposed central heating pipe.

A leaking copper pipe in your central heating system can cause great irritation and damage if left unchecked. The obvious thing to do in the event of a leak is to contact a plumber and get him to make the necessary repairs. However, it is often an issue trying to find a plumber at short notice so you should really be au fait with your heating system operation and be capable of isolating the leak until such times as repairs are carried out. With some advice and practice you can make the necessary repair yourself. A revolutionary new leak sealant is now available that ticks all the requisite boxes for an effective and safe solution and provides an immediate cure to sealing the leaking pipe. It is “Miracle Seal” from C Tec – the home of a successful family of adhesives and sealants to the Construction Industry. This leak sealer has a formulation containing anti-corrosive and lubricating components that will prevent system contamination or clogging and will preserve the integrity of the circulating pump and its seals or gaskets. Very often leaks occur in invisible areas such as underfloor heating pipes or in concealed pipes running through joists. Detecting and accessing those types of leaks can be difficult and can prove to be a very expensive problem to resolve, but with Miracle Solve, you simply add it to the system and it goes to work immediately on stopping the leak. As a non adhesive based versatile sealant, it works equally effectively on both plastic and copper pipes without causing any blockages in the central heating system. To dispense this product simply, if you have an open central heating system, simply shake the container well and add it to the heating network header tank which is normally located in the attic or somewhere above your mains water storage tank. Not only will it repair the offending leak but will preempt any other potential leaks in the pipework  by internally sealing the whole pipe system as well as the boiler and pump.