Re: Water Stain on Kitchen Ceiling
If you're relatively handy, you can problem solve before opening up the ceiling.
- Pull the toilet and check for leakage around the flange seal. Regardless of leak, clean the wax seal off the toilet and flange and replace with a new seal. I prefer the ones with the plastic neck because I feel they work better.
- Bathtub? Take the cover plate off of the overflow and check the seal. I've experienced where this seal has become loose or damaged and the leak only occurs when the tub is used and water splashed up/around the overflow tube.
- Check all visible plumbing in the bathroom for surface leaks that may be pooling and running under/behind cabinets where it then finds its way into the floor cavity below.
If you find anything strange you've probably found your stain source. If all these things check out, then proceed with opening the ceiling from below.
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