water leak from either wall or roof into my bedroom


Old 11-05-13, 11:58 AM
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noticed the water leak in my room. do I have to remove the dry wall? thanks.

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Old 11-05-13, 12:01 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

You have to find out where the water is coming in and that often involves removal of at least some of the drywall.
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You could also try to identify the source of the leak from outside. It's most likely a problem on the roof though the wall is a possibility. It also could be anything above containing water like a HVAC unit with a leaking catch pan or a leaking plumbing line.
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Is the stain on the ceiling? If so, can you access the attic to investigate further? If an exterior wall - check around windows and/or anything else that goes thru the wall. It isn't a big deal to patch drywall but I wouldn't start by cutting a hole .... save that for last. Pics might be helpful - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html

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