We received a call today from a customer in Las Vegas that we have done a bit of plumbing for saying he had a water leak in the garage of his ceiling and it was right where we ran a new water line for him. After picking myself back up from the floor due to a small heart attack, I stated I would be there within an hour.
After arriving, the first thing I did was look at the water meter and take a picture of the reading. I then went into the garage and noticed some drywall that was damaged due to water leaking. I used a sawzall and cut a hole in the ceiling to get a better look. Right above the hole that I cut was the Wirsbo water line that we ran over 8 months previously. I did notice there was some water dripping close to the water line but not at the Wirsbo line. Water was actually dripping from the underside of the roof, at the wood panels. I felt along our water line and didn’t notice any water on the line itself or see any water leaking from the line. I then went to the roof and noticed the home owner had a flat section of roof with standard shingles above his garage that had quite a bit of standing water right in the section that had the leak down below. After taking a bunch of pictures and breathing a deep sigh of relief, I contacted the home owner and explained the situation. I did verify the water meter again and made sure it didn’t move since the last time I checked it. Although I felt very bad for the homeowner and recommended a course of action for him, I was utterly relieved that nothing was wrong with our system.