Water stain in my house, do I require an emergency plumber
If you find a water stain in your house you may need an emergency plumber, before making that fatal call, it is very important to check where the stain is located and make sure it isn’t either a roofing or a builders issue. Most stains in the ceiling are found coming from slow leaks coming from the bathroom area. If you find you stain has come and you have recently been getting rain, then it is a good idea to check if the leak is coming from other types of the building rather than your plumbing.
In the picture to the right you will find the top image is due to a water disaster from the past week or so, which was due to a burst pipe in the loft. The second image was a leak coming from the roof through the mortar of the brickwork. The third image was a slow leak from the shower pump. The forth image was a water leak from between the ceiling and the bathroom floor, where the leak was that slow, it was almost impossible to detect. The last image was a leak under the floor, but was soaking the water upwards and had been going on for a few weeks but getting worse. Just below are some common questions that we will be answering.
9 Answers to water stains & common questions searched for
- I have damp pipes but no evidence of leaking water?
- I have a water stain in my ceiling, what could this be?
- The water stain in my ceiling is getting worse, do I have a leaking pipe?
- Due to plumbing problems of which has caused a stain in my ceiling, can I claim of my insurance company?
- I’ve got a water stain in my ceiling, do I require an emergency plumber?
- I have had a major flood and has caused allot of water stains, what should I do?
- Can weather damage cause a water stain internally to my house?
- What happens when pumps leak & what damage can this cause?
- I have a water leak coming from under the floor but also my wall above is damp, have I got a second leaking pipe?
I have damp pipes but no evidence of leaking water
If you have damp pipes with no evidence of a water leak, it is firstly best to open up the area to let the air get to it and dry all the pipework. In some cases it may be warm damp air against cold pipes, which you can get rid of with a dehumidifier. In other most likely cases you have damp pipes is because, there is a very slow leak within the pipework either when in use or when the hot or cold water is running. It is best to use some dry paper towels and check the pipework in about 2-hours time. If this does work then give it 24-hour for any slight dampness. In extreme unusual circumstance, it may leak on movement of the house, so it’s also best to fix the surrounding after a week to make sure there is no further problems or the slow leak needs more professional advice of an experienced emergency plumber in these situations.
I have a water stain in my ceiling, what could this be
If you have a water stain in your ceiling, this may either be due to a water leak or from the outside area depending where about in the house. If the stain gets worse only when there is plenty of rain, then call a roofer or a builder. If the stain in the ceiling is getting worse but there is no rain, then call an emergency plumber depending on how much of an emergency it is.
The water stain in my ceiling is getting worse, do I have a leaking pipe
If the water stain in your ceiling is getting worse, it is most likely going to be a leaking pipe and therefor it is always best to call an emergency plumber rather than calling anyone else first for any further advice.
Due to plumbing problems of which has caused a stain in my ceiling, can I claim of my insurance company
If you are insured and have insurance that covers you on any damage due to a leak, then the best thing to do firstly is to call the insurance company of who may get you an emergency plumber to call around, the insurance company will most likely come out and assess any damage. You will most likely have to pay a fee depending what your excess is. The access and trace to stop the leak should be covered when making a claim so make sure the plumber includes this on the invoice but what you will not be covered for is wear and tear to fix the problem that has caused the leak in the first place. If you have damage to the property and want to call a reliable company to come and fix the damage then you may be-able to call concept on 08081682492.
I’ve got a water stain in my ceiling, do I require an emergency plumber
Not all stains require an emergency plumber, some are from leaks coming from the roof, others are negligence due to over filling the bath with out the care in the world. If in doubt call an emergency plumbing engineer.
I have had a major flood and has caused allot of water stains, what should I do
The first thing to do is to make sure you have insurances and call the emergency hotline straight away. If not calling the insurance company, then call an emergency plumber. You could turn the mains water stopcock off and drain down any water to try and eliminate any further damage. Most emergency companies will get to you within 2-hours, We are able to recommend an engineer to you with 30 to 90-minutes.
Can weather damage cause a water stain internally to my house
If there are any damage to the roof or the brickwork is in need of repair, then the weather can have a big play to the amount of damage within the home.
What happens when pumps leak & what damage can this cause
When shower or central heating pump leaking, they generally start very slowly, but if there not looked after or repaired, then the leaking shower or central heating pump will most likely get worse. In some cases as shown in the picture, the pump was left to leak for some time and the water leak got worse resulting in major water damage to the apartment in the below apartment resulting in calling the police to assist the emergency plumber in turning the mains water stopcock off and draining down the water system.
I have a water leak coming from under the floor but also my wall above is damp, have I got a second leaking pipe
If you have a water leak from under the floor and the water is also damp on the lower wall, this will most likely not be a second leak as the wood and plaster will most like draw the water leak from below and suck it up. If the leak is on the ground floor then the water leak is most likely going to be a hard leak to repair however by having an experience plumber, you will be able to find it quicker however every job is different.
So now I have solved my water stain enquiry, what should I do now
If you would like any further help, maybe an emergency plumber, then give us a call on the above number and we will recommend you a plumbing engineer. If your a plumber and like working on water stains and you feel you could do a good job working 24-hours, please feel free to send us an email and we will put you on our database of recommended emergency plumbers.