I have a bathroom that is upstairs right above my kitchen. Lately we have noticed a lot of water on the countertops and floor after we shower. I thought the drain was clogged so I purchased some drain cleaner and followed the directions. This morning when I showered the water leaking was worse. The house was built in the 1980s all original plumbing.

What could be causing this leakage?

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    Get it inspected by a plumber. As it stands you question can only be answered by guesswork. Apr 7, 2022 at 17:32
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    You have a leak. Will need to remove ceiling and see what exactly is leaking, the drain pipes, shower floor, or less likely the water pipes(they are usually a constant leak).
    – crip659
    Apr 7, 2022 at 17:33
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    It could be a cracked pipe, it could be a loose fitting. There are any numbers of causes for water leaks.
    – FreeMan
    Apr 7, 2022 at 17:56
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    … and removing the drywall on the ceiling will be necessary anyway because it’s been soaked and is likely to grow mold… Apr 7, 2022 at 20:35
  • The leak got worse when the drain cleaner ate the stuff that was partially plugging the holes. Cut a square out where the water is coming through if dripping you may want to poke a hole and catch the water that may be building up. If a section is not removed soon a very large section may give way and make a huge mess.
    – Ed Beal
    Apr 8, 2022 at 17:04


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