I went into the spare bedroom this morning and knew something was wrong when I sunk into a wet carpet. After I cleaned it up, I noticed most of the water seemed to originate from the closet which backs up to the guest bathroom. I tore up the carpet and cut away the drywall because I have Pb and immediately thought that was the cause. It doesn’t look like the Pb anywhere in that wall is leaking. I have attached two pictures. One shows where the water is pooling up, I drew a black circle there. It pools up about an ounce every 5 minutes. It just appears there, I vacuum it and it appears again. The other picture shows where the Pb comes in from the outside service line. By the way, this is South Florida. The Pb coming in the house is ¾ but the service line on the other side of the wall is one inch. There must be a reducer fitting in the exterior wall which is cement block. As you can see from the photo it looks like the hole was done somewhat clumsily, like maybe with a sledge hammer instead of a drill. Do you think it is possible that the fitting in the wall failed and is leaking inside the block and seeping up where the black circle is even though that is a foot or two away? The other weird thing is that right where the black circle is, the cement is a different texture. The rest is smooth but this area is sort of rough like maybe it was busted up after the slab was poured and then filled in again and not smoothed properly. I also went outside and looked where the service line comes in but the ground looks fine – not wet or anything. I have done a lot of minor plumbing on my own house but will probably call a plumber for this. I just wanted to narrow down the problem first. The house is 20 years old. Any ideas? Sorry to be so wordy here.
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