Yesterday when my wife was taking a bath in the upstairs bathroom which is located directly above our living room, I noticed that the ceiling directly above me in the living room leaked slightly and now there is a one foot long damp crack in the ceiling. My wife indicated that this particular time she overfilled the bath tub and the bathtub overflow was sucking up the excess water quite a bit which is exactly around the time the ceiling leaked. We suspect that the overflow on the bathtub may not be installed properly but we can’t be sure. There doesn’t seem to be any issue with water leaking when we fill and drain the tub without overflowing it.

Could you please let me know if you can inspect and perform this kind of repair if required? We are also worried that although this only happened once and the leak was brief there may be opportunity for mold growth so we’d like to get this looked at right away if possible. Please let me know approximately how much this would cost?

Also, if you guys have to get into the pipes and break drywall or ceiling during the process, do you repair it after or do you leave it to us to find a drywaller to do the repairs. This is a renovated but older home my wife and I moved into about three months ago and this is the first issue with plumbing we’ve had.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.


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