What to do about a leaky roof?


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Old 06-14-24, 05:45 PM
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What to do about a leaky roof?

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We noticed second floor master bedroom has water damage. Nothing above except roof so one or more roof tiles are the problem. What are the different ways to address such an issue? Thank you.
Picture of the ceiling of second floor master bedroom damage:

 
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Old 06-14-24, 05:54 PM
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Is there an attic ?
That's where you would need to check first.

If no attic.... you'll need to bring in a roofer to check the roof.
 
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You need to find the leak and fix it and then we can talk about fixing the ceiling.
 
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"What are the different ways to address such an issue?"
Fix the roof.

Without knowing more or seeing pictures we can't offer anything more specific.
 
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Thanks for the replies.
I went into the attic and I found there was no water leak but some chemical spill. Please see the attached photos.




 
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That's not a chemical spill.
That looks like the A/C air handler has overflowed.

That would indicate the A/C drain pan and drain lines need to be cleaned.
Most systems that are in a attic have a switch that detects high water and shuts off the outside condenser.

I would suggest that to your HVAC tech.
 
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I touched the darkened floor/ceiling and it has become very soft. It also burned my hand slightly like an acid. I am thinking of getting some baking soda and put on it to neutralize the acid. Don't know if should spray slight water to activate it too. Then think of repair.
 
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I think the air handler for this house is not in the attic but basement.
 
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There is no way to repair that damaged sheetrock.
You'd need to cut out the bad piece and replace it and then tape and spackle.

That looks like ductwork and insulated duct.
Since the air handler is not in the attic.... what is that metal piece with the black plastic ?
The white PVC may be a plumbing vent line that passes thru the roof.
Is that a bathroom under there ?
That could be an exhaust line going thru the roof.


 
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Did a little test with a slight amount of baking soda and water spray and it is acid. It bubbled up. See the link to the short video please.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Kdv...ew?usp=sharing
 
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Since the air handler is not in the attic.... what is that metal piece with the black plastic ? That metal piece with black plastic comes from York Furnace. This goes to an outlet that blows air.

Is that a bathroom under there ? I don't see any bathroom directly in that area.
 
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You'd need to cut out the bad piece and replace it and then tape and spackle.
What does this involves? What are the range of cost? Thank you.
 
 

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