The Joys of Home Ownership - Not

Thursday, February 5, 2009
This is the ceiling in our bathroom/laundry room, which is located below the two upstairs bathrooms.

Notice anything?

Yeah. It totally sucks to be our laundry room ceiling.

It is with great fear and trepidation that I have called...a plumber.

He will be here tomorrow morning.

Wish me luck...

16 comments:

The Mechanicky Gal said...

Well, that doens't look promising.
I sympathize, I have a hot water heater that is actin gup, and since it's a new-fangled tankless, it's not such an easy fix....

Nathan said...

Been there, done that. You have my sympathy, (along with the gratitude of your plumber, plasterer and painter...Doh!)

Janiece Murphy said...

LALALALA!

I can't hear you!

MWT said...

That's one advantage of apartment living, for sure. The last time I had a ceiling leak, I put in a maintenance request. They fixed the leak, plastered, painted, etc. Good as new now. No time, money or effort on my part. ;)

Wendy said...

Ditto on the apartment comment.
I call, they fix, problem gone.

But, you do have my sympathies. Make sure you check for mold while they have the ceiling opened up, as you never know how long the leak's been there.

WendyB_09

Janiece Murphy said...

Gee, thanks, Wendy. I hadn't thought about mold.

O.O

kimby said...

You have my sympathies as well. Our kitchen ceiling came down two summers ago thanks to a leak, and fun it was not! But at least you are having professionals take care of it!

neurondoc said...

We had a frozen/burst pipe in the basement a few weeks ago. Now that the pipe has been replaced, we just need to fix the gaping hole in the ceiling and wall...

neurondoc said...

Also, I feel your pain...

vince said...

Been there, done that. Best of luck. I've been a homeowner, but not for years. There are distinct advantages to ownership, but having to pay for repairs is not one of them. My landlord fixes the rare problem pretty quickly. Of course, it may help that he and his wife are two of my best friends.

Janiece Murphy said...

You people are not making me feel better.

Seriously.

SHUT UP.

Random Michelle K said...

Basic plumbing is easy!

Replacing ceilings however, is a pain in the ass.

Wendy said...

Sorry, first thing I think of when someone tells me they have plumbing issues. I worked for a real estate agent for 3 years. Know all too well how sneaky mold can be from leaky areas. Better to find out now before you fix the drywall and ceiling than after.

Jim Wright said...

Uh Oh, that can't be good.

Mynocks, probably chewing on the power couplings...

Wendy said...

Well, Jim, if I remember correctly and it is mynocks, she's got bigger problems than just leaking plumbing...she's in something's plumbing!

WendyB_09

The Mechanicky Gal said...

I'm with you RM! Plumbing is the easy part, but drywall is a real bitch.
Janiece, when they open up the hole a bit to have a squint at what is leaking, get your trusty step-stool (of course have SM or SB HOLD it for you... visions of stump-rolling in my yard and the resultant lounge chair/shadowbox catastrophe are STILL in my head) and have a squint yourself in the space. Black = bad. You're paying a drywaller for his time anyway, may as well tear out any suspect drywall and get it attended to.