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Question DetailsAsked on 2/24/2018

Why would there be water on my carpet in corner of room. This is on first floor, in living room facing front.

This faces front of house. Just noticed when cleaning and moved couch. Seems like a small spot. No visible wall damage and area around it seems to be dry. Doesn't smell bad either.

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Common sources, in no particular order:

1) leaking/ice dammed roof leaking into wall and out bottom,

2) leaking window in wall above wet spot,

3) leaking siding,

4) water blowing under door or around water seals in door, or overflowing exterior/sliding glass/french door bottom track,

5) water ponding outside door and leaking in under it (from rain, snowmelt, roof runoff or clogged/forzen gutter overflowing, damming by snow, leaking/frozen and broken outdoor faucet),

6) water buyilding up outside and coming onto slab if slab-on-grade construction,

7) leaking pipe or bathroom fixture overhead, leaking through ceiling or ceiling light fixtures or wall,

8) leaking baseboard or steam heat radiator or pipe, or leaking in-slab hydronic heating loop leak

9) water leaking up through cracks in slab-on-grade due to pooling againsst slab outside, or high groundwater level

10) pet took a leak

11) child (of any age from 1- to 99+ spilled something - on floor or couch

If right against the wall, outdoors originating source would be most suspect, if out in carpet field (though fringes might have dried already, especially if wet spot was under couch where it wouldnot evaporate as well) then water from overhead leak or in/under slab leak would be most suspect.

Here is one leak question with answer about water coming in on top of slab-on-grade - more on leak sources and eliminating outside surface water sources can be found in the Home > Basement Waterproofing link, under Browse Projects, at lower left.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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