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What does that stain on the ceiling mean?



A recent example of Bob’s Jobs work – what does that stain on the ceiling mean?


A landlord/property owner contacted us to repair the first floor kitchen ceiling at his rental property in Virginia Beach after he paid a plumber to repair a leak under the second story bath tub, up above the kitchen.  He informed us he wanted to hire a licensed contractor to do the work, as he had to make certain it was done correctly and per code for the tenants who reside there.

Unfortunately, after opening up the ceiling, Bob’s Jobs discovered that the upstairs toilet was leaking onto the subfloor and actually dripping onto the tenants’ kitchen counters down below.  The dismayed homeowner understood that he had to make the repairs quickly and properly.

Here you see the exposed subflooring from both above, in the second floor bathroom, and from below, in the kitchen:

Hastings Arch pre-collage

Our lead technician, Rich, set to work.  We had to remove and then rebuild the floor joists, add a header to support them, make the necessary plumbing repairs to stop the leak, install a concrete floor, top it with ceramic tile, install a new toilet and replace the damaged wooden trim around the tub/shower enclosure with plastic PVC:

Hastings Arch mid-collage

Because the landlord lives in Williamsburg, about an hours drive away, we texted him photos of the damage and the repairs every day until the work was finished.  He gave us the “go ahead” at each step along the way.

The finished look from downstairs, in the kitchen, and from upstairs, in the bathroom:

Hastings Arch after collage

He is extremely pleased with the results of our work as well as our communications with him throughout the process.  He now plans to have us work on a group home he owns and manages which may also need repair work related to a bathroom there.

Are your ceilings showing signs of water damage?  This is not something you want to put off for long… the longer you wait, the more extensive the damage can become.

Call us at 757-318-0484 if you, too, have a ceiling in your home showing signs of water damage.  Or, simply click on this link, Contact Us,  and you will be directed to the contact page of this website where you will provide us your phone number and email address so that we contact you.



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