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Old 04-19-2019, 12:24 AM   #1
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Finding the Source of Moisture


I got the moisture meter thing and it reads 25-30 in the exposed area next to the bathroom. No other wall, exposed or not, ceiling bubbling or not, reads nearly that high. Areas closer to the edge are less, I don't know how high it goes. There is some exposed stuff I dont understand. How do I find the source? What could it be? It isn't lower like the carpet and wouldn't a roof leak leave a stain? Old plumbing?Finding the Source of Moisture-img_20190407_231503-1-.jpg

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Old 04-19-2019, 12:25 AM   #2
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Sorry hose are the older pics ill have to charge my phone
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With the little information you've given us, it could be anything. Time to start looking for patterns - is there moisture when it rains? When someone showers? When someone flushes? All the time?

Best is to make a hole so you can poke your head up there and look around. Keep in mind water can travel quite a ways horizontally.
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:36 AM   #4
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I know it's not a lot because I just only reccently knew the carpets were damp. There was one time I used the tub a lot and it DID get his carpet on the other side wet. I haven't noticed if it got worse during the rain. There seemed to be no corrrelation. there is a drainage leak in the tub. ill take a pic
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Repairing known leaks is a good place to start!
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