We have water seeping through the ceiling of our downstairs bathroom. There are several small water spots in a few different areas of the ceiling and this bathroom is directly below the upstairs bathroom. I'm guessing that the cause is a leak or leaks in the plumbing upstairs. Do I contact a plumber or a home inspector to figure this out? Thanks in advance for any advice.
Heather ... Save yourself some money and call a plumber if you can't locate the problem area yourself. A home inspector will charge you and tell you to call a plumber anyway. First check the caulking around the tub. Is water getting behind the walls. Check the access panel behind the bath fixture to see if the water is coming from any water lines or the drain line. Also, is the toilet loose at all? The seal between the flange and toilet could be leaking. That would be an easy fix of replacing the wax ring.