When there is a leak beneath the shower basins

It can be incredibly annoying when water leaks into your home from your upstairs neighbours flat.  It can be incredibly embarrassing when it is your flat that is the cause of the leak.

And that is exactly what happened to one of our customers whose plumbing pipes had sprung a leak and was causing water to leak into their downstairs neighbours flat.

Luckily, the leak was going from the bathroom and leaking into the downstairs neighbours bathroom and was literally dripping from the ceiling into the bathtub.  Not ideal but we have seen a lot worse in our career as a plumber in Glasgow.

leak below a shower basin

To get to the leak, we had to lift the shower basin to gain access to the pipework.  The cause of the problem was simply metal fatigue.  In so many of the older red sandstone tenement flats that are spread across Glasgow, you are dealing with a hotch potch of plumbing pipework.  And while modern plastic pipework is easy to use, tough and durable, copper pipework can more easily ware away over the years.  And that is exactly what happened.

The customer did the right thing though.  They immediately cut the water supply to the  flat to stop the leak and then called JSL Plumbing.  Because it was a water leak, we were able to send one of our team out to the Glasgow West End address that day to inspect the problem, confirm a cost for it and then repair it for them.

Call us today for all your plumbing services in Glasgow: 0141 406 1658

  • Quick resolution of problem and good communication.
  • Very friendly throughout the process. Clear information given and very thorough. I will be using them again!
  • JSL Plumbing & Heating replaced a kitchen and a bathroom tap and fixed a toilet where the cistern was leaking into the bowl. He was personable and professional, and provided advice on which replacement taps we might want to get for the bathroom. He provided updates on his progress throughout, and the pricing was reasonable. We have used JSL before and would happily do so again. Have also recommended this company to others.
  • Job completed to our satisfaction. Bathroom and en-suite left tidy and work completed in the timescale agreed and charged as per the quote. Good quality fittings used. Would certainly use JSL Plumbing Services again in future.
  • Jim assessed the leak, which required repair and offered an honest appraisal. He was on time, polite and carried out the work as planned. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and would use for a larger installation in the future.
  • Had a bent radiator pipe I needed replacing and as I'd already called them out thought I'd get some bath taps fitted. I'd been putting the job off as it was in a really awkward tight place and knew it wouldn't be pleasant. The plumber was happy to help and it didn't cost me as much as I expected for the time and fiddly nature of the job.
  • Very good service with work done quickly after contacting company.

JSL Plumbing in Glasgow

A reliable, professional and trusting plumber in Glasgow and the surrounding areas. For quotations, emergency call outs and commercial contracts please call our head office on 0141 406 1658.

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