Ceiling leaks

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I have small spots on the celings below two bathrooms- HELP! They have been very slow to come, but do I hire a plumber or a sheetrock person to check it out from above or below. Is this a complete demo or is there help? I am terrified of the potential cost. Thanks to anyone who can help me out!
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  • call a plumber. worry about the sheetrock later. sometimes a leak can be as easy as a new wax ring on a toilet. did you check all around the pipes and toilets to check for moisture/leaks? I would not panic yet. but I would get a couple different quotes to have it repaired. home warranties also cover things like this as well. good luck

  • Cynthia Cynthia on Nov 19, 2014
    Thank you so much Garden Frog : ) I don't see any obvious water in the bathrooms~ I will take the first step, shortly!

  • Gail Salminen Gail Salminen on Nov 19, 2014
    @Cynthia you don't say if the roof is above the area. You could have the roof checked out. We had a problem with leaks in the basement and believe it or not it had to do with the windows - rain would leak in and travel right down to the basement and we have a two story home. We replaced the windows and now no more problems. So there could be more than one possibility to problems.

  • Cynthia Cynthia on Nov 19, 2014
    HI Gail~ Food for thought and I will look into this too~ The culpirt bathrooms are on the second floor and the ceiling damage is in the middle of the house. Thank you

  • Kimberly A Kimberly A on Nov 20, 2014
    I had a bathroom leak from the second floor bathroom and I found out that my shower was leaking from the adjuster valve. I could actually see the water coming out around it when I turned the handle on and then it ran back behind there. I was able to do a quick fix with some caulk until we replaced the handle with new ones. Then just hit your ceiling stains with Kilz to block out the stains.

  • Linda Linda on Nov 20, 2014
    Call a plumber ASAP! You don't want your upstairs bathrooms downstairs! Good Luck!

  • Paula Biggs Paula Biggs on Oct 17, 2015
    Would change the wax ring on the toilet first--have had similar problem before, and that fixed it!

  • Cynthia Cynthia on Oct 17, 2015
    Thank you~ We may??? have the problem solved but are not waiting to see if there is a leak again. It was "caulking in the shower." I hope!