Horror Stories Of A Dripping Water Tank

Horror Stories Of A Dripping Water Tank

Leaking pipes in your home can turn into nightmares if they aren’t noticed in time and rupture. Dripping water can turn from a small puddle to an entirely ruined section of a house in just a matter of hours. For more modern homes where hot water lines and plumbing pipes run through the walls and ceilings, this can be the equivalent to a campfire ghost story. One Houston woman recently found out all too hard the problems that can occur from an ignored water leak.

If your home experience a serious leak and causes water absorption in the carpet and walls, a professional water extraction service may be needed.

If your home experience a serious leak and causes water absorption in the carpet and walls, a professional water extraction service may be needed.

The line running the heated water from her hot water tank to the upstairs bathroom happened to crossed right over the atrium of her stairwell in her second floor. One night she noticed a small drip coming from the side of the light fixture above the stairs. After placing a bucket to catch the drip, she went into the attic to find the slowly dripping down through the insulation. She grabbed a towel and some duct tape to cover up the leak hoping it would buy her some time till she could get someone out to look at it. Unfortunately, it was a much faster acting leak than she anticipated. The full drip pan under the tank began to overflow and drip as well, and in just a matter of two hours the light fixture went from dripping to drooping. With more buckets and towels spread out over her carpeted stairs, she returned to bed once more only to be woken up within the hour to a very loud crash.

A 6’X6’ area of ceiling and insulation fell through, crashing onto her carpeted stairs, leaving the light fixture broken and dangling while water begin to fall onto the carpet and walls. Needless to say, she was devastated by the amount of damage done by such a small leak. She is now spending her weeks with holes drilling in her walls to air out any water that may be trapped inside and fans on her carpet. The hunt for water extraction and removal services can be scary and run the risk of a job not getting fully done and require carpet replacement. Deeply soaked carpet padding can be very difficult to fully dry out and disturb your life for many days at a time if not handled properly.

If you are experiencing water damage in your residence, don’t wait to have the area investigated and treated. Long term water damage can call for replacement of baseboards or carpet as well as the risk of mold spores spawning in your walls or ceiling. If you’re unsure about your water damage situation, contact our extraction professionals at Steamers Carpet Care

today.