Bathroom Upstairs Leak - pls help / advice

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  1. Lone_Wolf

    Lone_Wolf Well-Known 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

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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

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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

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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 Well-Known 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
     
  9. melon

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    I had a leaking shower too. But it is at ground floor. When my tiler removed all the tiles and found the floorboard is mouldy, and has been damaged by the leaking water. It will be so dangerous if just leaving it. So it comes up I have to do a complete bathroom renovation. I found Lee from Lee's bathroom renovations to do the work. It costs around $4500. Fair enough, after all, I have a new bathroom to use.
     
  10. Paul@PFI

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    Those braided hoses can be a time bomb too. A life of 10 years and they can unscrew with use !!

    I went through our home (14 yo) and replaced all in New Year and a few had interior sign of plastic lining decay hidden by the braid. A few years back we had a internal waterfall from upstairs (into laundry thank god) when one let go.
     
  11. Paul@PFI

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    That stuff isnt that good. Its like painting to stop rust
     
  12. Otie

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    Melon is your real Name Lee?
    Nearly ever post of yours is recommending Lees bathrooms!
     
  13. Scott No Mates

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    No, it's Rocco, Rock to his friends o_O
     
  14. melon

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    No. I have done the bathroom renovation recently for my old house. It is so struggling to find a good handy man. I tried service seeking , hipage before . It is not a small amount of money to me, and I do not wish my bathroom is leaking again. But so far so good, I am happy. so I would like to share him around.