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Question DetailsAsked on 6/7/2015

what should we do about the tile leakage on the second floor bathroom?

Every time someone takes a shower in the second floor bathroom they must place a towel at the corner of the floor by the tub to catch any water that may come from the shower. If not the water gets on the floor and the ceiling starts to leak. Also, if someone by accident over flows the sink and it spills onto the floor the ceiling starts to leak. My husband has tried to cork the edges of the floor but water still gets through. We are frustrated don't want an expensive bill for repairs, what should we do?

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Sounds like an isolated, or maybe a couple, of isolated places with problems.

First, make sure water does not escape the shower by making sure the door closes all the way, that the overlap on sliding doors is correct (inner door towards the shower head), and that water is not escaping under the track or around the post by caulking any gap with silicone caulk.

The floor corner - though no water should be coming out of the shower there - a proper caulk application should stop that off fine.

For those - a Handyman might well handle it fine, or else a Ceramic Tile contractor can do it, as could most plumbers.

As for the sink - it should not be able to overflow. There is an overflow hole located an inch or so under the rim of the sink - sometimes at back under faucet, sometimes infront edge - that the water can overflow into and run down inside the sink casting to the drain. If that is not draining right, plumbear can fix that - in which case he could caulk the shower as needed at same time.

Sounds like minimum service charge should cover it - typically about $75-150 except more in a few very high priced urban areas. Be sure to discuss the caulking issue so he brings enough caulk - most plumbers do not carry much with them. Oh - and the color - commonly available in white, milk chocolate brown, grey, and almond (beige or tan).

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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