Water Leaks

Water Leaks from New Castle Remodeling

By: New Castle Remodeling  12/11/2014
Keywords: Construction, Roof, Water Damage

With recent rains these tips could be helpful . . . WET UNDER THE SINK When it is wet under the sink there are only a couple of reasons for this to occur. 1. The supply valves are under the sink. These valves supply the water to the sink and there is probably a leak coming out from the “packing” on one or both of the valves. The packing is the material under the nut on the valve that is around the stem of the valve. This nut needs to be tightened a little. If tightening this nut does not stop the leak, then a new valve needs to be installed. 2. The drain is leaking from one of the joints under the sink. Most of the joints should just come apart when the nut at the joint is loosened. (You may have to wiggle and pull on it a bit.) Once it is apart, you can take it into the local hardware store and ask the people there to give you the new washer for that type of joint. WATER STAINS ON THE WALLS OR ON THE CEILING This is usually caused by a leak in the roof or where the rain gutter meets the house. And in some rare instances, by a leaking pipe in the ceiling or wall. Once you have the roof patched or the leak handled you now have a stain that needs to be taken care of. If the stain is on a painted wall or ceiling and you know the color, you just need to paint the stain first with an oil base primer (so the stain will not come through the paint), then paint it with the correct color. If you need to match the color then you can go to a hardware store that has a means to computer match paint and get paint matched that way. If you have a “cottage cheese” ceiling that has not been painted and is clean, it would be best if you got some white “Kilz” spray paint and spray the stain with that. WATER UNDER THE DOOR If water is getting under a door you just need to add some weather stripping to the bottom outside of the door. The weather strip that needs to be added is a flat piece of metal that has a flat piece of rubber on it. You cut that to the proper length with a hacksaw and then you can install it to the outside of the door at the bottom with screws that it comes with. When you install it, make sure that the rubber part of the weather stripping fits snugly against the bottom threshold. WET UNDER THE HOUSE If you have wet spots under the house, there is either a leak in one of the supply lines or in a drain line and either way it will take some crawling around and searching to find the leak and then some figure-out to handle the leak. You should call me on this one or on any questions you may have. (818) 548-8760

Keywords: Construction, Restoration Of Property, Roof, Water Damage, Weather Damage

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