Did You Find The Leak In The Wall Under The Sink In Rocklin, CA?

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Did You Find The Leak In The Wall Under The Sink In Rocklin, CA?

 

When it comes to finding and repairing water leaks in the Sacramento Region, it was been my experience that it is often in a hard to reach areas. Leaks behind shower tiles, in the floors and ceilings, and yes, even the walls of the kitchen sink. That shouldn’t be a surprise, water supply and drains are found in areas where there is a lot of finish building materials, and so getting to it takes some time and experience.

This leak in the wall that I did was no exception, here is a look at the opening that I needed to work through. Not a lot of room here but cutting a larger hole would make for a much bigger job. When opening walls, we also have to think about the tenants needs and the time required to put things back together.

I was able to see the leaking drain through the opening that I cut but getting to it was the next challenge, the location and angle made for a difficult task. Getting this one piece out required getting into three apartment units; the one where I was, the adjoining unit shared the same drain fitting and the unit below. By getting into these units, I was able to remove the damaged drain pipe. Here is a look at the crack that had caused all the water in the walls and ceiling.

After all this, I still needed to get the new pieces assembled so that the tenants could have use of their kitchen sinks that day. No one likes to be inconvenienced by these repairs, it is the contractor’s responsibility to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. Once the drains have been connected the plumbing use is restored.

Next will be getting things cleaned up and closed up; that will be another day.

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Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
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Good morning Tom,

For you it is a slam dunk!

Make yourself a great day.

Jan 10, 2015 12:09 AM #1
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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You may be on to something there Raymond E. Camp .  

Jan 10, 2015 12:49 AM #2
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Noah Seidenberg
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You are very skilled Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366 I have seen may contractors scratch their head at the job you describe getting into 3 different units. I wish I had someone with your expertise in my area. Great post.

Jan 10, 2015 01:20 AM #3
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Tom White
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Tom, thanks so much for "the rest of the story"! Doing a complete repair can impact quite a few people in a condo or townhome!

Jan 10, 2015 01:25 AM #4
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Will Hamm
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Hello Tom,  You know what it takes to get the job done, keep up the good work.

Jan 10, 2015 01:36 AM #5
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Tom - After a few DIY outings, I have decided that plumbing of any kind is one of the 9 circles of hell, and I can't go there anymore. Thank goodness for willing experts!

Jan 10, 2015 01:47 AM #6
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Tom,

 Your clients should appreciate how you try to mini,ze both cost and time for them! I hope you are having a great Saturday!

Jan 10, 2015 04:48 AM #7
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Thanks Noah Seidenberg , I would love the opportunity to with for you. 

Jan 10, 2015 07:27 AM #8
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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I'm working on following through on some of these posts Tom White .

Jan 10, 2015 07:28 AM #9
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I'll do my best Will Hamm .

Jan 10, 2015 07:29 AM #10
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Well, it's not the first time that I've heard this Dick Greenberg . We all had our areas of comfort! 

Jan 10, 2015 07:30 AM #11
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For the most part, my clients do express their appreciation Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert .

Jan 10, 2015 07:31 AM #12
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366 .....Clients are lucky to have you on their side ....These can cause tremendous problems over time!

Jan 10, 2015 09:41 AM #13
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