Water started gushing from under my bathroom sink for no apparent reason. Why, and what's the best way to get this (potentially large) problem fixed?
June 26, 2012 7:38 PM Subscribe
Water started gushing from under my bathroom sink for no apparent reason. Why, and what's the best way to get this (potentially large) problem fixed? Details inside, obviously.
posted by st starseed to Home & Garden (7 answers total)
So I'm eating dinner, and I hear quite the noise from a bathroom down the hall. Hot water's gushing from under the sink...very, very fast. After quickly turning off the water to the entire house, and doing the cleanup, I discovered the water had forced the supply line loose, and the water was coming from the now-unhooked-to-the-faucet supply line. This was a very random happening; I didn't do anything in the house that was out of the ordinary. I turned on the sink to wash my hands about two minutes before the gushing began, but it was a perfectly normal situation.
The problem was with this one bathroom sink only; the rest of the sinks and showers did not misbehave.
The questions, then, are: Why did the water pressure suddendly skyrocket in this one particular area? Can I turn the water back on in my house (while turning off the valves to the sink that is problematic) without causing any major damage to the system? Is there a simple fix I could do (flip a switch, ideally, or perhaps turn a knob), or should I call a plumber?