How do I fix leaking pipe in my basement?

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My main pipe in basement is leaking real bad how do I fix

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  • William William on Jan 24, 2019

    Is this a drain pipe of supply pipe? Is it cracked or a seam? A photo would help. You may need a plumber.

  • Seth Seth on Jan 24, 2019

    Linda,

    Is it leaking from a connection with another pipe, from a valve, or from a hole in the pipe? By "main line" do you mean your supply line that comes into your house? If so, you need to temporarily shut the water off using the valve handle near where your water comes into your house. Then, open your sink faucet to relieve any pressure in the line. You do not want to risk a pipe bursting. As to how to fix it it's hard to say without more info or a picture. With the water off, you can evaluate what you need to fix the leak. If you give us more info, we can give you better advice.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Jan 24, 2019

    I agree that a few pictures would help. Are you even sure it's a water pipe and not a sewer line? A flex seal tape or caulk is a temporary fix until you can get a professional out to check it.