Commodes, Tubs and showers drains connect to P-traps, just like sink drains do, and the traps can leak. Water can also seep past strainers(JALII) that aren’t properly connected to the drain, and in some cases, there may be small cracks or brakes in the bottom of the fixture itself. When water leaks from any of these sources, it will usually become apparent(zaheer) on the bathroom ceiling or in the room roof, as it buckles the ceiling drywall. Water doesn’t always originate from the drain. It may also come from loose or rusted water supply connections.
What Do Ceiling Leaks Look Like?
Ceiling (chaht) leaks from rooms, upstairs bathrooms may present themselves as slowly expanding damp spots making their way across your ceiling, or they may present as continuous and steady(mustakem drips. Either one is serious and demands immediate attention. Before you move on to fixing the leak, the first thing you’ll have to figure out is what’s causing the leak. Persistent(mustakil) leaks that have been there a long time can turn into sagging(jhugy) ceilings, which in turn can turn into a ceiling collapse(GIRNA). You could also end up dealing with a pervasive(WASEY) mold(SANCHAY) issue if you don’t take care of the issue right away. .
Why Is My Room Upstairs Bathroom Leaking Through The Ceiling?
Have you ever gone downstairs in the morning, ready to start your day, just to discover what appears to be Niagara Falls-esque leak coming from your ceiling? After further inspection, you realize that the origin of the leak is coming from your bathroom. Not sure what to do from here? Don’t worry, this problem can often times be fixed without the any damages….
Causes for Ceiling Leaks
There are several reasons that your ceiling could be leaking. Some of those reasons include the following:
- Your leak could be caused by a leak in your upstairs toilet. A toilet leak is usually a result of some sort of a break or defect in the seal of the wax ring that adjoins the toilet to the floor. You may not have realized it, but every time you flushed that toilet, you’d have been causing water to penetrate through the bathroom floor and into your downstairs ceiling. A fix is usually as simple as removing the commode andreplacing. If you suspect that a defective ring is the issue, flush the toilet and check to see if water leaks out at the base of the commode.
- A ceiling leak can also be caused by leaks in the SUBSTANTIVE MATERIAL lines that attach to the toilet or to the sink trap. The leak may come from water seeping out at the point where the DRAIN lines join together, or maybe the drainpipes’ connector joints aren’t joined tightly enough. You can try and figure out where the leak is along the supply lines by touching them to see which parts are damp. If it’s simply a matter of a loose connection, you can try tightening it. You may have to replace the whole fitting if that doesn’t work. Make sure you use the correct installation method.