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Question DetailsAsked on 7/2/2015

Water coming out of fan fixture in ceiling what should I do

Just had a storm the ceiling fan starting dripping

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Since right during/after a storm, pretty clearly due to a roof or roof penetration leak - especially if this is the top floor. So you need a Roofer most likely to cure the leak - if you can get into the attic you might be able to confirm if a roof or a window caulking leak.
On the fan - certainly tape the switch off, and let the fan dry a couple of days at least after the roofing repair before you use it, and pay close attention to any sparking or buzzing sounds ewven if it works. The safest thing would be to have an electrician come after the roof repair is done, and take it down (at least the decorative cup) and dry the area out and make sure the wiring is not shorted out by water in the fan itself - because turning it on with water in it could terminally fry it, costing probably several to quite a few hundreds to repair as opposed to $100-150 range to have an electrician dry it out and check the circuits with a volt-ohm-meter before turning it on.

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