What can I Expect From A Plumber
March 6, 2010 10:26 AM Subscribe
What should I expect when I calling a plumber in to fix a (possible) leak?
posted by alan to home & garden (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I just purchased my first home a few months ago, (yay me), and I have a potential water leak problem (boo!)
It's a 100+ year old two story house, and there's a spot on the second floor where the carpet gets damp whenever I take a shower downstairs. The wet spot isn't **directly** above the downstairs bathroom, but it's close. I suspect a spray leak of some kind.
I've never dealt with these kind of issues, and would like to know **how** a plumber might approach
1. Diagnosing the Problem
2. Fixing the Problem
For example, will they be able to determine the source of the leak without ripping up the floor? Will they rip of the floor, or rip up the ceiling below? If things need to be ripped up, do THEY do that or do plumbers only deal with pipes?
I'm mainly want to know what to expect so I can feel a little more prepared when I call someone in.