Tromler Construction - A Sacramento General Contractor: Cracked Tub Drain Leak Found in Folsom

Cracked Tub Drain Leak Found in Folsom

Cracked Tub Drain Leak Found in Folsom

 

It took a contractor to find this tricky leak in Folsom. Others were trying to repair all sorts of likely sources of the leaking water. Plumbers putty, tightening of the drain, and checking the overflow proved to be useless. Sometimes finding the leak is just hard to find.

After all the other ideas were exhausted, I had a chance to take a look. I opened the ceiling below to get a look up close, I could see that water had been leaking for some time. It was hard to see the crack, but I know from experience that this was the reason.

After cutting out the damaged plumbing drain, I could easily prove that this was the source of the water leaking into the unit below. It was a little tricking putting it back together but that's why we get called – we know how to make things rught again.

Comments

 Good Thursday morning Tom. It is amazing what we find it a real estate especially in the plumbing department.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 2 years ago

Is that a negative photograph of a PVC drain section?

Or ABS with mineral deposits?

Would a negative of PVC with mineral deposits look like the ABS photo?

So many questions.

So many questions.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 2 years ago

To call that a tricky leak is most accurate!  Great find.  Do you use ABS or PVC in replacement?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Tom.  For those who tried before you were called apparently they didn't look hard enough.  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Tom. Great catch and funny how you found this. Well done.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 2 years ago

I bet you tried everything before opening the ceiling! You were probably so glad to find the crack when you did!

Posted by Donny Carter, Mountain Maryland Real Estate Expert (Carter & Roque Real Estate) almost 2 years ago

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