Originally Posted by deadly7
Burst pipe (basement level)? Or just a leaky roof? Either way, I feel your pain. Water intrusion in the house is the worst.
Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
Agree with Deadly7, water leaks fucking blow.
Upstairs bathroom perhaps?
It's between floors, so I'm reasonably certain it's not the roof, though I can't be 100% positive. It could have followed the structure and just showed up where it is.
There's a bathroom up there, but the leak is 10-15 feet from it, and I don't see any evidence of a leak in there. There's a bedroom above the wet spot, and there aren't any wet areas anywhere in the room.
I'm thinking it's a leaky pipe. The plumbing runs to the side of the house the stain is on, and if I followed a line leading from the stain, I'd end up in the bathroom.
Now I'm stuck debating whether or not to pay the cost for an emergency plumber or just cross my fingers and hope it's okay until morning. I'm leaning toward waiting, especially because there hasn't been any change since I noticed it a couple hours ago, there's no bulging, and the spot is only damp (the only way I knew it was wet was because it feels cold), but I'm worried that could turn out to be an enormous, expensive error.