My son, who occupies my carpeted finished basement, awoke one morning to find water seeping through! We had recently had a heavy rainstorm, and I assumed that the sump pump had overflowed or failed. After having a similar, costly, catastrophe a couple of years prior, my home owner's insurance was eventually canceled. So as not to infuriate my present insurance company, off I go to home Home Depot to purchase a wet vac and a portable pump. My sump pump was covered under my home appliance insurance. The wet vac and the portable pump did not do the job! Water continued to seep from somewhere. So, off I go to Home Depot, again, to rent two blower fans and a dehumidifier. This still did not do the job!
I, finally, gave in and called the insurance company. I hired a water removal contractor and with all of his tools (pumps, etc.), the water kept coming! To make a long story short, we finally found a pinhole leak in a 3/4" water pipe, in the ceiling, behind the outside wall in the boiler room.
After calling the plumber, I turn off the water and went to Walmart to purchase Flex Tape, for a temporary fix so that we could have running water, until his arrival the next morning. What a waste of time! I worked for over an hour trying to get that tape to work on a pinhole in the pipe! The Flex Tape manufacturer embarrassed me in front of my son, who laughed his head off and continuously told me it wasn't going to work. I finally conceded that he was right! Flex Tape is a "total hoax!"
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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