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Old 09-05-2019, 09:34 AM
 
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I may have a problem with my shower upstairs and I wondered if anyone could give me some advice. There was some water leaking into the wall below in my second bathroom from the shower on tbe second floor (the shower is forectly above tbe tbe 1st floor bathroom). A bubble of water was there on the wall and I stopped people from using the shower, and popped the bubble on the wall. Here is a picture. Now my question is, there is a gap between the sheetrock and the wall. Could water have gotten in because of the gap from the shower above, or do I have a plumbing problem?
Please advise me what to do, TIA.
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:42 AM
 
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You have a significant plumbing issue.

You need to isolate the cause of the leak, as it could still be leaking from the pressurized side. Once that is done, you need to determine the amount of moisture behind the wall.

More than likely, you're in insurance claim territory.
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Old 09-05-2019, 02:21 PM
 
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My insurance will pay for the carpentry cost that it will take to repair the wall and ceiling. However I have a 1000.00 deductible and the carpentry wont cost that much. I need to pay a plumber as well to see what is the problem.
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Old 09-05-2019, 02:31 PM
 
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My insurance will pay for the carpentry cost that it will take to repair the wall and ceiling. However I have a 1000.00 deductible and the carpentry wont cost that much. I need to pay a plumber as well to see what is the problem.
Your insurance will pay all of that, less the deductible.

You also have a water/mold mitigation issue, subfloor damage, etc. “Carpentry” doesn’t even start.
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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#1 problem- you have a plumbing issue! Rectify the plumbing issue.

After about a month- insuring the leak issue has been resolved- you can take care of the drywall and paint. This passage of time, and the wall being "open" will allow efficient time for the wall cavity to dry out.
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Old Yesterday, 08:03 PM
 
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Thanks. That sounds sensible.
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Old Today, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Your insurance will not pay to fix the plumbing issue and it does not apply against your deductible unless you had some event that damaged the plumbing like an earthquake or hurricane. it may not be plumbing at all. It could be your tub or surround is leaking. If the upstairs shower is tile, it is probably the cause.

the repair of the walls and drywall and finishes may be a lot more than you expect. At least this will be covered by insurance after you pay the deductible.
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