I have a plumbing leak (??), help!!
March 16, 2012 5:25 AM Subscribe
Hi I think I might have a plumbing problem, can you confirm what the next step is...?
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey to home & garden (11 answers total)
I noticed that the paint on a section of the main floor ceiling started to peel back. Didn't think too much of it, until today when I noticed that water is dripping from that spot. Above that spot is the bathroom on the 2nd floor.
n00b time... I guess there's a leak in the bathroom plumbing? I guess I call the plumber? But won't this be an open-ended, potentially larger issue? Will he start tearing apart the ceiling to find the leak, or the tiling in the bathroom? It's not obvious what is leaking (but I haven't done an exhaustive search, I just have not noticed a leak upstairs before this).
DO I just tell the plumber, "water's dripping, fix it?" What would he do next?
Please give me whatever advice you have before I start draining my bank account on an open-ended repair.