When I got back from town with Mam on last Monday morning, the floor was really wet near our sink. First thing we checked was if our pipes had any leaks, but they seemed fine, and there was no sign of water in the bottom of the cupboard under the sink... Only on the floor around the area. Then we realised that Mam's phone - luckily her old one - was sitting in a puddle of water on the windowsill. But where had it come from? We figured that out when the guy upstairs came home and turned his tap on. Within a couple of seconds we had water pouring down from the ceiling, hitting the exact spot where Mam's phone had been, and cascading down the wall near that spot, forming a huge puddle.
The council came outt the following morning and discovered a slight leak in the pipes under upstairs' sink, fixed it, and went away. Mam's phone was ruined, but they didn't care. We were a bit annoyed about it, since they've supposedly just redone the plumbing upstairs before he moved in, so there shouldn't have been any leaks. But there you go!
We've had dry weather, and the reason I'm saying about this now is that it's relevant. Because the rain showed up on Saturday. And so did more water. It was running down the wall near the spot that had the huge leak last week. First thing we did was go see the guy upstairs, but this time not only was it not his doing (he was in a totally different room, and had no water running) but he was having the same issue. This time the water is coming from up near the roof of the actual building. He's had it happening for a bit and been reporting it, only nothing's been done. So we reported it, and were told they would make a note of it and "deal with it first thing Monday".
So, they called us first thing this morning (which surprised me, actually) to ask for more info - since "apparently" they can't do anything on weekends *rolling eyes* - and claim he's not reported it so it can't be that bad (despite us knowing for a fact he's been to see them about it, phoned, etc, because he's told us on previous occasions, plus it's been reported by us and Eleri in the past). It's the issue they were "meant to" come back to fix... The one that led to the scaffolding being up, then being removed... Yeah, that's right, it's STILL not sorted!
Are they sending someone out? *Shrugs* I have no idea. It doesn't sound to me like they are, personally. My plan is to give them today and tomorrow (unless it gets worse, in which case they'll know about it) then call them again, making sure he also does.
In the meantime, my plan is to hope it doesn't rain too much, and keep anything that water can damage away from that area. Not to mention keeping things on hand to mop up water with (with where it is, there's no way to put a bucket or something there to catch the water).
Good thing I haven't gotten to the painting yet, you think?
It's OK when it doesn't rain. Unfortunately, this is Wales, and it's well in to Autumn, which means we're due for a fair bit of wet weather. I don't suppose the really cold weather we're having is going to be helping any leaks either... If I'm not mistaken, things like really cold nights with temperatures rising a bit in the day (though not a lot in our case, admittedly) only help widen holes in things like roofs, etc.