hello all. New to the forum and new to home ownership.
About to close on a house and wanted to start preparing for the work ahead.
At this time the house is vacant, and has been for a couple of months, so I have not had an opportunity to speak with a previous owner about possible problems and/or leaks. No updates to the house since about 1965.
Engineer doing inspection didn't notice anything.
My first job is going to be to tackle the master bathroom. Located on the second floor.
Right now there is some missing tile on the floor, in the center of the room.
Not sure if there are any leaks. But what worries me is the kitchen which is below the bathroom on the first floor has half of it's drop ceiling removed.
I'm thinking bathroom leak. How do I find this?
The bathroom will be gutted. I plan on keeping electric and plumbing where they are, but will be ripping up subfloor. House was built before 1930, so I figure I would check condition of joists.
Any ideas on how to tackle this? Plan on doing it all myself, but not sure what realistic limits are in the bathroom. Don't want to have the tub crash down into the kitchen!