Water Leaking Problems In Apartments and Multi-Level Homes

If you live in an apartment, there’s a good chance the bathroom of your upstairs neighbor is positioned directly above your own. This is a very common layout strategy for apartment buildings, since it allows all plumbing functions to be efficiently aligned for water and waste to flow through the pipes.

Water leakage is the most common enemy in this equation. When bathrooms are stacked on top of each other, there are multiple water sources which can become potential issues. The first obvious sign of  possible water damage occurring is the presence of dripping water from the upper bathroom through the ceiling of the lower bathroom. If water is slowly seeping through your ceiling, this is a sure sign you’re in need of a plumbing professional. Water bubbles and discoloration in the ceiling’s paint surface and the appearance of buckling sheetrock may also be visible.

Call your local plumber immediately to schedule an inspection to diagnose plumbing problems and leaks. By the time a leak becomes visible, water may have already caused extensive unseen structural damage.

Your local plumber can find the root of the problem, whether it’s a toilet with a damaged wax ring, a leaking water pipe, or another source of unwanted moisture and water collection. If the problem is addressed immediately, the cause can be identified and corrected. With the attention of a professional, your bathroom will be back to it’s normal state in no time. If the problem is avoided or not dealt with, you may find yourself required to replace rotting wood, deteriorated sheetrock or manage a problematic mold colonization.

Posted on behalf of Seagraves Plumbing

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