Damp Proofing Question

Handyman has fixed leak from upstairs bathroom (he thinks..). i've put de-humidifier on. if the leak has been fixed how long before it starts to dry out? and before i can paint on ceiling?

2 Answers

this will depend on the size and type of dehumidifier used,make sure that you kep the door to bathroom shut as the dehumidifier will draw from other parts of the house , when the unit stops filling up you should be ok, regards Terry.

Answered 14th Jul 2011

tm property services

Member since 9 Mar 2011

How long is a piece of string?
Depends on how wet it got........I would leave de-humidifier for at least a week or until it stops collecting water.

Remember to treat the ceiling with a damp seal before you re-paint otherwise the brown stains will just keep reappearing

I hope this helps

Answered 14th Jul 2011

House Doctors

Member since 13 Jul 2011

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