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Old 11-02-2011, 04:29 PM  
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If the wall in the bathroom is rotted out then most of the wood is no good if not all the wood that holds the bathroom together will need to be done. Mold is no joke it's one thing to just replace x amount of sheet rock but wood?....

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Yeah, we have seen some jobs where the entire section of the home had to be replaced because of mold. A lot of people think that they can fix it themselves with bleach just to turn around and call us in a year later because their problem got a lot worse. When you come across jobs like that it can get very very pricy.


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Has the wet drywall and insulation been removed yet. That needs to be done so the framing can dry out and then look at what needs to be done. You don't have rotting wood from a storm this fall, there must other sorces of water that must be found.



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Talked to insurance people. They don't think the sump pump is the cause of the problem and that there must be other sources of water over a long period of time. Above this bathroom is the main bath that may have been leaking. We have ripped out the ceiling to look at those pipes and while I don't see any water dripping I do see corrosion. Another possibility is there may be some seepage from the roof down through the kitchen (he pointed out some stains behind the refridgerator) and then down to this ground level.

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I was about to ask about roof leaks. I have found for us that that is a common source of mold problems because it can leak into the walls and you may not even notice it for quite some time until the mold has already began growing and spreading. If you are seeing stains then it is very probable that a roof leak could be part of the problem.

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Has anyone got on the roof and check the seals around the vent stacks.
Happens all the time, the seals dry out and crack. It's about a $12.00 item or less to fix.

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Just looked at new photos this has to be a foundation problem by looking at the bath and by sliding glass windows room
I can't engine this being caused by bad roof boot with out noticing water damage in wall and ceiling doesn't rule it out but I'm not convinced. Tha bath up top was leaking? If so were exactly?...

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Really common the have a leaking drain in the tub or shower.
The seals in the cartrages or shaft seals can leak and run back down behind the escuntions, tub spout leaking inside and running back down inside the wall.
No way to tell unless you open up the wall behind the control valve all the way down to the floor and look.

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I believe mold spores are everywhere, add water and they grow. A one time flood that gets drywall wet, the mold will attack the drywall first and if is removed all can dry out cleaned up and repaired. So I will ask again. Did all the wet drywall get removed?

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Really common the have a leaking drain in the tub or shower.
The seals in the cartrages or shaft seals can leak and run back down behind the escuntions, tub spout leaking inside and running back down inside the wall.
No way to tell unless you open up the wall behind the control valve all the way down to the floor and look.
That's true
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Okay got in behind the walls. Some mold but not as bad as I expected. Some corrosion on the pipes above and signs of some leaking from there.



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