One should never assume that the source of a leak in the ceiling is where the water is pooling. Water will always flow through the easiest route until it reaches a point of obstruction to the point where the leak in the ceiling is visible. Often that point of obstruction and may not even be a location where your plumbing pipes run. During the initial leak in ceiling inspection, our plumbers go through a series of observations to eliminate the obvious and then focus on the not so obvious. We do this before cutting into any drywall. We look in the attic for visible water drips and trails, we observe the air conditioner for signs of condensation, we inspect faucet, toilet, and appliance water supply line fittings and valves for drips and corrosion, we run faucets and flush toilets while using our special bright lights in areas that could leak, we inspect shower, sink and tub spouts to ensure they are properly sealed.
After performing an initial leak in ceiling inspection and not finding the source, we then pull out a number of tools to assist us, such as plumbing line tracers and in-wall leak water sensors and electronic leak detection equipment.
We look forward to finding and repairing your leak in the ceiling.
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