Kitchen floor is seeping water. Please help me sort this out.
October 13, 2013 8:26 AM Subscribe
My tiled kitchen floor seeps water about 2 feet from the sink when we run the faucet. Please help me think through possible questions for the plumber and keep me from freaking out that this will cost thousands of dollars to fix.
posted by _Mona_ to home & garden (18 answers total)
This problem has been going on for a few weeks but I didn't catch on that it was a leak right away. I thought maybe I was just being unusually sloppy while cooking or washing dishes. When I needed to stand on a towel today just to clean up after breakfast this morning, I figured it was time to take a closer look.
When I turn on the sink, water seeps up through the grout between the tiles, as well as through the cracks in a couple of damaged tiles. The area underneath the sink is bone dry, as is the area under the dishwasher. I don't know if it's a drain or supply line that's leaking, but I suppose that's a moot point.
As an aside, as far as I know, this only happens when we use the sink. I don't recall ever walking into the kitchen and finding random water on the floor.
I'll be calling the plumber tomorrow. Googling shows there could be any number of things going on and the answers I'm seeing on some of the DIY sites range from "oh, it's a quick fix" to "this will cost you your life savings."
I know next to nothing about plumbing, so please help me prepare for the plumber's visit tomorrow by arming me with questions I'm not currently informed enough to ask and what's reasonable to expect in terms of fixing this (though I know it's probably a broad spectrum). I'm sort of freaking out that this will cost me a small fortune to correct, so I'd be grateful for anything you can tell me that might lessen my anxiety -- or at least brace me for a big bill.