What To Do If Your Ceiling Is Leaking
A ceiling leak is many times caused by a leak in the roof. However, this is not always the case. Other potential issues could be a plumbing problem, a leaky skylight, or a siding leak.
Water stains on your ceiling are a sure sign of a leak. It shouldn’t be too hard to figure out what the source of the water is. If you can’t identify the source of the water above the stain, you may have a leaky pipe.
Old caulking can be a common source of water seepage. Piping or a shower pan that has gone into disrepair can be the cause. Bad piping can mean one of two things. Either you have a leak, or it could be sweating because of a lack of insulation. It is possible that your pipes are too old, and they need to be replaced.
You shouldn’t try to fix the stain or damaged drywall or plaster until you are sure that you can control the moisture. If you don’t halt the moisture, the problem will simply reappear.
Make sure that you don’t ever ignore a water stain. If you let the problem go, you may end up having to tear out the affected area.