Originally Posted by Befuddled
I have had a mysterious dripping of water lately from around my bathroom ceiling fan. The bathroom is on the second floor of my 2-story home, and there are no water pipes in the bathroom ceiling. The dripping is intermittent and it's very slow, one drop at a time. It does not seem to be related to wet weather. The water appears to be dripping from the ceiling just to the side of the fan.
Could this be caused by condensation of moisture in or around the fan duct? Some of us take long, hot showers and build up quite a bit of steam in the bathroom. There is a second bathroom on the other side of the wall and that one gets steamed up as well. Are the ceiling fans connected and is moisture moving through the fan duct from the second bathroom to cause the drip? It is starting to damage the ceiling around the fan with mold and paint peeling away. What is the problem here and what can I do to solve it?
Thanks for your help.
If you are talking about a vent fan, you'll need to look in the attic. The fan should have an exhaust hose on it; they are supposed to be directed to an outside (it will look like a dryer vent from the outside) wall. If it is, the cover on it could be off and if it is at an angle, I guess it's feasible that it's rolling back in...I have had that happen. If not, the hose is just laying in the attic collecting moisture and again, if it's angled down it could certainly drip.