Shower Leak at Kitchen Ceiling

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This FNMA owned home has been recently refurbished and was sold pending a Home Inspection.

At the Home Inspection I noticed a repair had been made to the Kitchen ceiling beneath the shower area.

The water was turned on at the shower and run for 15 minutes.

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I noticed a small cold spot on the kitchen ceiling with my infrared camera.

Here are the next 2 infrared images taken approximately 30 minutes and 60 minutes later respectively. My moisture meter did not detect the leak as the water had not soaked thru the drywall YET. Without the infrared camera, the shower leak at the kitchen ceiling would not have been detected during the normal time frame of a home inspection