Help! Leak and mould maybe?!

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by Jenny Smith, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Jenny Smith

    Jenny Smith New Member

    Hi there,

    I have just noticed in my downstairs toilet that it looks as if there might be a leak of a build up of water coming from the bathroom upstairs. I have just felt the water marks and it is still damp plus there are black marks which I am presuming is mould.

    Can anyone help with what this might be? I’ve added pictures and I have wiped the black away now but hopefully they help?


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  2. spirits are real 2016

    spirits are real 2016 Active Member

    is the bath over that area looks like a seal has gone.
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  3. Jenny Smith

    Jenny Smith New Member

    Yes it is pretty much directly over. I will attach pictures of the bath but how would I know where the seal is and if it’s gone?

    Thank you so much for your reply

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  4. terrymac

    terrymac Well-Known Member

    Your bath overflow is hanging loose ,maybe other leak elsewhere as well
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  5. Dam0n

    Dam0n Active Member

    I bet it's the loose overflow. Needs sorting
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  6. terrymac

    terrymac Well-Known Member

    I would remove the bath panel ,repair the overflow and check for other leaks ,particularly on waste .
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  7. Jenny Smith

    Jenny Smith New Member

    Ok thank you all, will try that and see if it makes a difference
  8. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    If overflow has moved it might also be worth checking the same corrugated tube to the waste outlet and all connections.

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