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Water damage in ceiling from tub overflow

Old 09-18-12, 08:35 PM
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Water damage in ceiling from tub overflow

Tub overflowed tonight. We caught it fairly quickly, got all the water up and the bathroom is completely dry, but enough water seeped through to create a small line/bubble in the ceiling downstairs, which has begun leaking water.

I put some small holes the ceiling to help it drain faster and turned on the AC/Fan. What else can I do to prevent as much damage as possible? Is there any hope of this just draining without leaving lasting damage, or am I going to need replace the sheetrock regardless? Any advice you can give me would be great, first timer with this kinda thing.

Thanks in advance!
Old 09-18-12, 08:54 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

Is there any hope of this just draining without leaving lasting damage...?
Yes. Give it a few days to cure up.
Old 09-19-12, 02:50 AM
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Got one question.....how did your tub overflow? There's not an overflow drain on it??
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If you allowed all of the water to drain off the surface of the sheetrock, it's just a matter of waiting for everything to dry out completely and then repair your drain holes.

As Chandler pointed out, though, it would be good to see if you can prevent this from happening again.

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