Although it is usually easy to tell if there’s a leakage in the ceiling or toilet, fixing the problem is equally tough.
Now for better understanding, we have decided to discuss two matters separately, so let’s start with the ceiling leakage problem.
Ceiling leakage: Causes and remedies
Water leaks from ceilings for multiple reasons and unless you detect the right one, it will happen again and again.
Some of the most common ceiling water leakages are,
Plumbing leaks, which is mostly caused by plumbing problems
A burst pipe mostly happens during winter where the pipe expands and then bursts
Certain leaky appliances like ice makers in the refrigerator or in-door dispensers, dishwashers and washing machines may cause ceiling leakage
Signs of ceiling leakages
Fortunately, if there’s water leaking from the ceiling, you will be able to able to notice it easily. But rather than trying DIY, we would suggest you hire the professional plumbers.
Now, if you are noticing any of the following conditions, you have a ceiling leakage.
Water leaks from the ceiling
If you only a drop of water leaking from the ceiling, don’t leave it untreated. As if you leave your ceiling in such a condition, it will only get worse with time and will cost you more.
A sagging is never a good sign and surely means that there is a leakage. When water runs through the ceiling surface, they get wet and eventually get weaken. The weight of the water will continue to sag the ceiling surface, which will be visible from the opposite side as well.
Cracked plaster or peeling paint
If you have a ceiling water leakage, they will soon ruin the plaster and the paint will eventually wear off.
If you see watermarks on the wall, it means that the ceiling is leaking somehow. If you witness watermarks on the walls after a heavy rain, it means that there’s a ceiling leakage and you must get in touch with a plumbing agency as soon as possible.
Ceiling water leakage: Remedies
We are giving you some tips that will help you to prevent the water leakage for a certain time, but getting professional help from a certified plumber is evident.
To dry out a wet ceiling, you can do the following:
Repair water source
Find and dry out a wet ceiling
To repair the water-damaged ceiling, you can do the following:
Fix the water source
Move away water damaged ceilings
Install a new ceiling
Seal the leakage and paint it
Common toilet problems and remedies
Our home toilet has two major parts,
The bowl, which rests on the floor
The upper tank that holds the water
Now due to multiple reasons, you may notice toilet leaking water and some of them could be more confusing than others. So, in such cases, we would suggest you not to take the matter entirely on your shoulders but hire the licensed plumbers.
As mentioned above, toilet leakage can happen for multiple reasons and if you try to DIY it, the condition may get worse.
Here’s what you can do to ensure that there will be no toilet leakages in the future,
You may want to change the refill ballcock, which is a floating ball, which operates the valve controlling the water.
Repairing the flush valve
Fix the running toilet
Check all other toilets for leakage
Check the flush handle
Fix bathroom surface leakage