How to Temporarily Deal with a Water Leak


The suggestions presented here work well for minor water leaks, enough to let you get on with your life until the proper fix can be made. Just remember that this is just a temporary fix and you'll still need to get the leak seen to by a plumber or handy person as quickly as possible.

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Suitable containers include buckets, ice cream containers, large jars, plastic containers, etc. Even children's plastic toy containers can be used in a pinch.

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Put it on a chair, ladder, box etc.

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Surgical rubber and aquarium tubing can be bought at a home improvement store.

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Otherwise use caulk, epoxy, silicone rubber, shoe goo, etc.

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Also secure the tubing so it does not put excessive pressure on the sealant.