Water Leaking from a Pipe on Side of House – What Is It?
There’s water leaking from a pipe on the side of my house. Should, I call a plumber or an air conditioning company?
As the owner of a busy air conditioning company in Mesa / Phoenix, AZ., I hear this question asked a lot. If you see water leaking from a pipe outside your house, the first thing to do is identify where the pipe is and what material it’s made from. This will give you an indication if the water leak is normal, or means you need service – and from whom?
AC Drain Lines and Water Heater PRV Lines
The two most common drain pipes that most people have on the side of their house are air conditioner condensate lines (AC drain line) and water heater pressure relief valve lines (PRV drain line). Let’s talk about each separately as this is the quickest way to know if your water leak is normal or something urgent.