A plumbing leak inside the wall in a Palm Harbor Florida home led to water damage. The plumbing waste arm or drain line inside of the block wall of this Palm Harbor home was made out of cast iron. Over time the cast iron began to rot out or deteriorate inside the concrete block wall. Cast iron is not used in plumbing systems any longer as it has been replaced with a newer type of PVC plastic pipe. The PVC plastic pipe over time will not deteriorate as quickly as the cast iron plumbing pipe. The water damage began very slowly as the leak was only a drip every time the sink was run. After several weeks / months the water built up inside of the block wall and showed up underneath the kitchen cabinets. The cabinets act as a sponge for water damage and soak up all the water. With the high humidity here in Florida, water soaked cabinets can be a magnet for mold growth. We arrived on site to properly dry the damage caused by the water leak.
The Leak Detection team was called out this morning due to a high water bill in Holiday, Florida. This was a large, luxurious home in Holiday, Florida. The team was dispatched based on a complaint of the sound of running or leaking water in the home. Our leak detection team was called out by R. Carr Plumbing of Safety Harbor Florida.
R Carr Plumbing is a green energy specialist in Safety Harbor, Florida who has been doing business in the Tampa Bay area for over 30 years. They can be reached at 727.725.1687.
Upon arrival at this luxurious Holiday, Florida home our first step was to check the water meter for signs of a plumbing leak. The water meter was spinning out of control with no water turned on in the house. Over just a short while, the size of this water leak would definitely lead to a high water bill. High water bills can be very frustrating if there are no clues as to where the source of the water leak is. A visual inspection of the property gave our leak detection technician no clues as to the source of the water leak or the high water bill.
By using out state of the art leak detection equipment we were able to track down the water pipe leak to a piece of PVC pipe where it attached to a brass nut. Luckily, this pipe leak was located outside of the property underneath some brick pavers. The PVC plastic water pipe was melted at this connection (see pictures below) indicating that this water pipe leak had been caused by a lightning strike. Pipe leaks can be caused by many different factors, including lightning strikes.
If you suspect a pipe leak in your Tampa or Holiday area home or business, call the pipe leak experts anytime day or night at 1.866.606.LEAK (5325). We are eager to serve you 24 hours per day, 7 days per week!