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    • illusionek
    • By illusionek 17th May 19, 7:03 PM
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    Is it leak or damp?
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    • 17th May 19, 7:03 PM
    Is it leak or damp? 17th May 19 at 7:03 PM
    Hello

    I have recently noticed that the door frame in my bathroom started going brownish at the bottom next to the shower. When I moved to the house there was a problem with a leaking shower and bottom of the frame was actually wet and rotten. I did total bathroom refurb last summer and all was fine until few weeks ago when I noticed this brownish spot. I am just not sure if this me being unlucky with another leak or perhaps this is an issue of dampness coming through as there is evidence, I believe of dampness, on a skirting board which is just outside of the bathroom, next to the door frame. Having said that I cannot rule out the skirting board was damaged by previous shower leak as it is on the same wall as shower. So I am in a pickle whats the problem is

    Would appreciate any suggestions how to tackle this.



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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 17th May 19, 7:59 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 7:59 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 7:59 PM
    Do you have a downstairs to that bathroom? What's on the ceiling below?

    It looks very much like a leak. These things aren't usually coincidences. ie. a damp patch behind a shower is usually a leak.
    Everything that is supposed to be in heaven is already here on earth.
    • illusionek
    • By illusionek 17th May 19, 8:23 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 8:23 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 8:23 PM
    Sorry I forgot to mention this bathroom is downstairs. I live in semi Victorian and bathroom is in extension through the kitchen. Thats the reason I was considering damp too.

    Does the above change anything or is it leak indeed?
    • Mr.Generous
    • By Mr.Generous 17th May 19, 9:17 PM
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    • #4
    • 17th May 19, 9:17 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 9:17 PM
    Looks like a leak to me too. Could just be the sealant or the tiles / grout in the enclosure. Not necessarily a pipe.
    • illusionek
    • By illusionek 18th May 19, 1:04 PM
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    • 18th May 19, 1:04 PM
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    • 18th May 19, 1:04 PM
    I can replace sealant easily but for the tiles/grout?
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