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mgdesigns
Bathtub Leak between first fllor ceiling & 2nd floor tub

I think I know the answer, but I'd like opinions on how to fix a slow leak from a 2nd floor tub. No access panels available, and water spots are showing up on ceiling (drywall) of family room under the tub. Do I have to cut out a portion of the ceiling, fix the leak, then repair the ceiling? Or, is there an easier way to solve this problem? Help, please.

Debra
Re: Bathtub Leak between first fllor ceiling & 2nd floor tub

You said you know what you have to do. You are right.

Take the damaged ceiling out, fix the leaky pipe and then put in fresh dry wall.

Look out for mold though. Maybe you should hire a mold remediation place before you get started.

mgdesigns
Re: Bathtub Leak between first fllor ceiling & 2nd floor tub

This looks like a recent leak, as we never use that bathtub. The kids just used it when their bathroom was repainted.

Shaun
Re: Bathtub Leak between first fllor ceiling & 2nd floor tub

With kids I always suspect water getting by the shower curtain. Spray it with a bleach solution and see if it (the stain) comes back.

Shaun

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