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Question DetailsAsked on 5/3/2015

What is the problem might be as there are water stains on the celing corner of my closet drywall?

The wall is dry and I have checked the attic above the stain area but found the insulation was dry. Any possible reasons for causing the water stain?

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Not sure where you are inquiring from, but very often this is caused by a cold spot on your ceiling. Especially in winter, people in colder climates pump up the humidity in their homes. When people do this the water will naturally condense on cold flat surfaces, like ceilings. If you look in your attic and this is an area with less insulation, add some and it may eliminate future problems. This can also happen on a metal pipe or other metal in attics. So, verify that there is no pipes above this area that could leak or have water collect on from condensation. If the upper/attic side of the drywall is dry and there is not a pipe near there then it is very possibly the problem I described above.

Other helpers are to lower the humidity in your home in the winter and also to keep the air moving with ceiling fans.

Hope this helps.

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Answered 5 years ago by ExteriorUpgrader

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