Before I can answer that question I would have to know “who” was down in the crawl space at the time?
Nobody you say?
Oh—that’s right you said “sounds” like someone was!
When I entered the crawl space I could hear the all too common ticking sound of water dripping on the plastic ground cover. I could see it dripping off the bottom of a pipe right under the dining room area. It was the drain from the kitchen and the laundry beyond the kitchen.
Looking back at the crawl space entrance I could see my client peering in after me so I asked him to go and turn the kitchen sink on.
I waited a few seconds.
Pretty soon it became quite obvious why it did indeed sound like someone was peeing in the crawl space.
A closer view of the bottom side of the pipe revealed a rather large hole that would allow “zero” water to actually go down the drain—but instead dumped it all right in the crawl space.
I cannot imagine what could create such a big hole in this drain pipe.
Regardless the drain needs a plumber–and right now!
By Charles Buell, Real Estate Inspections in Seattle
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