My downstairs neighbour has a leak in her kitchen ceiling. She suggested it is coming from my flat above but I cannot find any obvious leak and I dont think I have any water pipes in my floor.She told me that she was taking a shower and when she got out the shower, she found a pool of water on her kitchen floor and the drip from the ceiling. My flat was unoccupied for 48hrs so I was not running any water.Could it be coming from her shower? the bathroom is located next door to the kitchen.
checked my entire flat for water leaks
Hi, my name is XXXX. XXX'X see if I can assist you. You can check the overflow for your wc as this may have had time to overflow whilst you was not there or if you have any water storage tanks in the flat that may have overflowed.
Thanks. I did check the WC overflow and it is normal. I also checked my water storage tank and again its all dry. I think all of my water pipes are mostly exposed (not hidden under floor etc) so its all quite off.
The drip has stoped by the way.
The overflows could run when you are not away and they usually run overnight when (a) the water pressure goes up in the street/mains and (b) you are not using the loo or any water. When you came home and us appliances and the toilet you are draining the water so it may not have time to reach the overflow point whilst you are there.
Ahh Ok thank you for that! i will kep an eye on things over the next few days, as i say, it seems to have stopped for now!
Yes it will stop now you are back (if it is your leak) as you are using the water so keeping it below the overflow, you can check to see where your overflows run to and see if there is any water around, do you have a wooden or concrete floor? You can also push the valves down to create a manual overflow to check the pipework.
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