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Bathroom Upstairs Leak - pls help / advice

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by Lone_Wolf, 22nd Sep, 2015.

  1. Lone_Wolf

    Lone_Wolf Active Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Noticed water mark on our ceiling, it is directly below our upstairs bathroom.

    Anyone had similar experience in the past and how did you get it fixed, cheaply :)
    Do recommend a good plumber if you got one in mind, Melbourne east

    Thanks heaps.
     
  2. vtt

    vtt Well-Known Member

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    Most likely a waterproofing issue. Can you cut a small hole in the kitchen ceiling to see how much damage there is under the bathroom floor?

    I have had this problem in the past. It was not cheap to fix!

    vtt
     
  3. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    I had a leak in our upstairs bathroom too. Now I have to use the downstairs bathroom.
     
  4. Lone_Wolf

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    A plumber came over last night, it appears to be an overflowing issue due to hairs stuck in the pipe? He removed the hairs in the pipe, and advised to keep water flow and re-silicone the edges of our shower. No holes needed, not sure if this has 100% fixed the issue, but he seems very confident. Will soon find out
     
  5. The Y-man

    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    Cool. My mum had a similar issue, called the shower seal people in, but didn't work, and ended up with a full retile (the shower seal cost was deducted from the retiling)

    The Y-man
     
  6. Be Developer

    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

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    @Lone_Wolf

    Try prdocut call shower plug (around $50 a can at bunninGs

    Dry bathroom for 24 hours
    Apply shower plug(its a clear sealer)

    This should re seal bathroom and should stop leak.
     
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  7. Cards

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    For future reference, If your ever unclear of where the leak is coming from there’s a technique that plumbers frequently use with a thermal imaging camera.

    Instead of ripping out tiles waterproofing or even walls ect…


    Can be quite costly & you would need to weigh that up - unless work has one ;)

    tub_leak.jpg infrared-insulation.jpg
     
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  8. Lone_Wolf

    Lone_Wolf Active Member

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    Thanks guys for all feedbacks, I may goto Bunnings and get myself a bottle of shower plug and give it a whip.
    Just glad I had it addressed at a cost of $200, rather than ripping walls or other damages