Dripping overflow pipe from next doors loft

Can this cause problems in my home as we are terraced houses?

Asked by Patricia on 19th Feb 2021
Expert Trade Answers
"Could be the ball vavle letting by

Or hot water tank expanding causing it to over flow from tank"
Answered on 19th Feb 2021 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
"Unlikely, water being led safely away to visible point.
Only an issue if level control device fails completely, and o/f pipe unable to handle the incoming volume.
Level control arrangement probably needs looking at"
Answered on 19th Feb 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
"No shouldn’t do in the short term, but long term could do some damage. It’s normally a ball valve needs changing"
Answered on 19th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
first on your loft you have to go on loft(safety first, you need torch) carefully you have to go near tank. open tank lid and you have to check float ball valve and adjust it. small screw like you have to adjust. and observe your water level check water going below your overflow pipe. if you see how's system works"
Answered on 19th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
"Hi. You should be ok short term but long term this could become a problem a ball valve may need changing, probably worth talking to your neighbour. Hope that helps."
Answered on 19th Feb 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
"If the water coming out of the overflow pipe is running onto your property then it could cause damp issues inside"
Answered on 1st Mar 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
"Yes it can cause problems to your house, if it is a condense pipe from there boiler it contains acid, if it is just a normal overflow, the pointing to your house needs to be good, if the pointing is not good water will get behind then start damaging the wall , you notice when a stain appears in the interior of your house then it is to late. There is a legal requirement that they cannot discharge water onto a next door property."
Answered on 25th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
"The overflow pipe in the loft supplying the cold storage tank ball valve is faulty and requires replacing"
Answered on 19th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"Hi there.

In most cases no, but it will cause stains on the pavement if you share it."
Answered on 26th Feb 2021 - Member since Jun 2017 - report
"Yes, water over time will cause damage to the timber in the loft on the joists. Due to the way terraces are designed they support each other.
Meaning if untreated this could cause damage to your property.

1, have a reputable qualified plumbing company fix the fault.
2, Ensure you have buildings insurance to cover you should you need it."
Answered on 19th Feb 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
"Suspect ball valve in tanks in loft next door also worth checking if you have tanks in your loft if in doubt call a plumber out to check
Many thanks Craig"
Answered on 19th Feb 2021 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
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