Case study: Water leak from bathroom
Solve the owner’s and tenant’s problem of a water leak from the bathroom into kitchen below.
Rental property, Sheffield.
Review of existing situation:
The Landlord contacted us to resolve an existing problem of a water leak in the kitchen, coming from the bathroom. The tenant didn’t realise there was a water leak until it seeped through.
The suspect: The tenant thought it was coming from the WC.
The water was pooling next to the WC and falling through to the kitchen. Naturally, the tenant suspected the WC as the culprit.
After we had undertaken a thorough inspection of the pipework, seals and joints on the WC it was concluded that this was not the source.
After inspecting the sink pipework, seals and joints it was discovered that a basin tap connector was the culprit, although this was not seen until it after it had been removed.
Often in these cases, we have to undertake a track and trace system. Checking joints, seals and pipework for cracks, deterioration, discolouration, perished or broken parts.
Lifting some floor covering might also help too. We know not to assume that just because a leak appears in one part of a house that it must occur directly above that place. Water can travel down, across and through fixtures and fittings, so, as with this case it is always wise to double check all areas to find the original source.
After a swift repair/replacement to the basin tap connector the water leak was gone and we had a very happy tenant, and Landlord.
Why not also take a peek at our video, which shows the culprit and sink in question!
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