Plumbing Question

Accessing leaky pipe from below.

Many thanks for all the responce. Job done from above and below, turned out to be leaking shower mixer valve onto taps that were not sealed to bath, so water went under bath from the gap.

I have a wet patch in the kitcken which is obviously coming from the bathroom. I suspect the mains water pipes to the sink. The problem is that the bathroom has ceramic tiles on the floorboards and I am thinking that maybe I could access from below. I have to repace the wet ceiling area anyway (I think). Do you think this would be possible or would you recommend lifting the tiles?

4 Answers

Best Answer

hi youve basically answered your own question ,your replacing the kitchen ceiling so you have all the access you need to sort out the leaking pipe ..good luck

Answered 26th Apr 2011


Member since 30 Sep 2008

As you state that you have ceramic tiles in the bathroom, plus you have to replace the kitchen ceiling, then yes you can, or should, be able to get access to the pipe work from below.

Answered 26th Apr 2011


Member since 29 Oct 2008

hi.if you put this as a job.on mybuilder you will have a better idea of maintenance uk

Answered 26th Apr 2011

G.B Bathrooms U.K

Member since 27 Nov 2009

Just be aware that the leak may be concealed under the bath or shower which may be above floor level and leaking through the floor boards, the wet patch may be able to dry out and be covered with stain spray then painted again, just try a bit more investigation into where the leak may be. If it was a mins water pipe you would have a constant leak, it sounds like a waste pipe leak to me.

Answered 29th Apr 2011

Chamberlain Maintenance

Member since 3 Oct 2008

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