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Water leaking from somewhere in bedroom, doesnt seem to be radiator

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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
This has got me stumped!

thought it was radiator but the area around that is dry, its about a foot from radiator its very wet, not soaking as such but its as if someone has spilled water over a area of carpet.

Its been that way for 2-3 days, but the room is freezing and I dont have heating on either so maybe it will go away if I turn heating on but trying to work out where the water is coming from since there is no(visable) pipes against the wall, but I do have a en suite bathroom in other corner of room.
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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Dog?
banned#2
Ask the landlord.
2 Likes #3
Invest in Huggies.
#4
Indeed,i hope you've told your Landlord,it could be causing allsorts of problems if it's a leaking pipe.
#5
Cant tell landlord till tommorow as its a agency I rent through and no emergency number.

I thought it may be a leaking pipe but didnt want to call out agency then them find no fault and slap me with huge costs so wanted to try and find fault first.

I know the boiler has been losing pressure a lot recently and for the last 2 days sounds like its spluttering when its turned on.
banned#6
ryouga
Cant tell landlord till tommorow as its a agency I rent through and no emergency number.I thought it may be a leaking pipe but didnt want to call out agency then them find no fault and slap me with huge costs so wanted to try and find fault first.I know the boiler has been losing pressure a lot recently and for the last 2 days sounds like its spluttering when its turned on.

Have you rang the agency to see if they have an emergency number on their ansaphone?
#7
DLM
ryouga
Cant tell landlord till tommorow as its a agency I rent through and no emergency number.I thought it may be a leaking pipe but didnt want to call out agency then them find no fault and slap me with huge costs so wanted to try and find fault first.I know the boiler has been losing pressure a lot recently and for the last 2 days sounds like its spluttering when its turned on.


Have you rang the agency to see if they have an emergency number on their ansaphone?


Just voicemail.
banned#8
ryouga
DLM
ryouga
Cant tell landlord till tommorow as its a agency I rent through and no emergency number.I thought it may be a leaking pipe but didnt want to call out agency then them find no fault and slap me with huge costs so wanted to try and find fault first.I know the boiler has been losing pressure a lot recently and for the last 2 days sounds like its spluttering when its turned on.
Have you rang the agency to see if they have an emergency number on their ansaphone?
Just voicemail.

Leave them a message telling them to contact you urgently and do what you have to do and send them the bill.
#9
Probably a leaking pipe, Especially since your boilers losing pressure, Could be the radiator still, Perhaps at certain times when theirs enough pressure it could spurt out from somewhere?.
#10
Could be a join in the pipework feeding the radiator. Sounds like that as you're losing pressure in the system.
#11
could be a sleepwalker peeing on the floor!! oO
#12
Is this a ground floor bedroom with a concrete floor or upstairs on a wooden floor. Flat or house?

Assuming upstairs in a house, then a leak in a pipe would not get the are above wet, but the area below, unless, i suppose it was spraying upwards. Even so, there should be some visible signs of leaking on the ceiling below.
#13
peodude
Is this a ground floor bedroom with a concrete floor or upstairs on a wooden floor. Flat or house?

Assuming upstairs in a house, then a leak in a pipe would not get the are above wet, but the area below, unless, i suppose it was spraying upwards. Even so, there should be some visible signs of leaking on the ceiling below.


2 floors above ground level, no flats above me, and every other room seems dry, I checked the screw things on radiator and both are tight and I dont use the radiator.

I did however move some furniture 2 weeks ago so it may of knocked the radiator, before that the wet area was where the bed was so that was why I never noticed it before so dont know how long it has been there.
#14
ryouga
peodude
Is this a ground floor bedroom with a concrete floor or upstairs on a wooden floor. Flat or house?

Assuming upstairs in a house, then a leak in a pipe would not get the are above wet, but the area below, unless, i suppose it was spraying upwards. Even so, there should be some visible signs of leaking on the ceiling below.


2 floors above ground level, no flats above me, and every other room seems dry, I checked the screw things on radiator and both are tight and I dont use the radiator.

I did however move some furniture 2 weeks ago so it may of knocked the radiator, before that the wet area was where the bed was so that was why I never noticed it before so dont know how long it has been there.


Oh and its a flat, I dont know what flooring is under it but its an old fashioned one with concrete steps outside in hall.
banned#15
It's definitely a ghost. You need to do a seance to get rid of it. Do it now.
#16
Wipe around the valves on the radiator with toilet paper to dry it off. Ensure your hands are dry then use a finger to feel around the valves and if there's any wet there, you have disturbed the seal.
#17
probabley condensation , open up some windows , if it was a burst pipe, downstairs would have one on there cieling , you say its by the raidiator so condensation probably built up on the raidiator and thats where the waters running creating like a puddle

you said youve not had the heating on , so i bet youve kept the windows compleatly closed when cooking ,hanging up washing stuff like that

best way to check is are your window ceils wet ?

Edited By: brock101 on Dec 05, 2010 15:31
#18
Condensation wouldn't cause someone to have what the OP is stating in the thread.

If he hasn't had the heating on, and the room is cold, where is the heat coming from the cause the condensation?
#19
Where abouts are you? I am willing to pop round and investigate, if you are in the area. I am a plumber Btw. I am in north Kent.
[mod]#20
mickey77
Where abouts are you? I am willing to pop round and investigate, if you are in the area. I am a plumber Btw. I am in north Kent.


He needs an exorcist not a plumber..............can you do that too? :D
#21
moob
Condensation wouldn't cause someone to have what the OP is stating in the thread.

If he hasn't had the heating on, and the room is cold, where is the heat coming from the cause the condensation?


if his place is anything like mine , when hes sleeping , when he cooks , when he hangs washing out

worst is when im sleeping and the windows are closed wake up and the windows are all wet , im telling you check the window ceils if there wet you know you need to open the windows

its the most simple and normal explanation , from what ive read he can tell the raidiator aint leaking and if there was a leak in the pipes in the floor ,downstairs would have a damp patch on there ceiling

or if its not that , are the walls wet ? could be somethings bridging the cavity and damps travelling across the cavity into the floor

but im going with condensation dripping off some of the pipework

or dogs **** on the floor

Edited By: brock101 on Dec 05, 2010 16:09
#22
You certainly have a creative imagination brock101.
#23
ryouga - perhaps you should just dry the area out, and see if this reappears - could just be a spillage someone has not admitted to.
#24
Ok back, I noticed on the floor about half the room has "darker" carpet where the wet was, its pretty dry now so maybe its in evening only.

And yeah I get really misty windows.

I only have heating on in kitchen(as the things are so tight I cant unscrew them) and also because I walk through there to cook or whatever and 2 heaters in living room as its that cold.

Its definately a large area its covering, almost half the room and the room itself is quite small but still!
#25
You need to pull up your carpet and have a better look. Don't think you will find out without doing so.
#26
i reckon you will find a leaky pipe under the floorboards. You say the room has been unheated. maybe a oipe has frozen and burst.
banned#27
Time to move again Ryouga.
#28
Just an update to thread, there was a water leak in the radiator, landlord has tightened up the bit and is bringing round a dehumifier.

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