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  1. #1
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    Default water spots on ceiling

    Ok, I'm a little puzzled. I own a 3 family and have been notified that there are water spots on the ceiling in the master bedroom. I've checked out the apartment above it to see if I could see any visible signs of water damage on the floors and there is none. It has not rained in almost a month, and there are no plumbing pipes in that area of the house. The only logical thing that I can think of is that maybe the copper pipes in the upper apartment are leaking or there may be condensation, but the spots are not up against the outside wall, they are about 6-8 inches in from the wall, also there are spots in an area where I do not believe there to be any heating pipes. Any ideas on what may be causing the water spots? The tennant blindsided us and called the Board of Health before giving us a chance to check it out. It's turning into a mold problem apparently.
    Any help is appreciated.

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    Default Re: water spots on ceiling

    Water can travel a long way from where it is leaking before it actually drips down. You say that your drips are 6-8 from the wall? It is entirely possible that the water is coming from outside somewhere and just reached a good place to drip where you see the spot. Since no once can see through walls or ceilings then you are probably going to have to cut a hole to get a peak up there and see what is going on.

    Good luck that can be a frustrating problem.

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    Default Re: water spots on ceiling

    Water can travel a long way from where it is leaking before it actually drips down. You say that your drips are 6-8 from the wall? It is entirely possible that the water is coming from outside somewhere and just reached a good place to drip where you see the spot. Since no once can see through walls or ceilings then you are probably going to have to cut a hole to get a peak up there and see what is going on.

    Good luck that can be a frustrating problem.

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