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Old 12-02-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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I just learned something the hard way. Check all your plumbing for leaks every month, or this can happen.....



My question now is...
Do I clean off the mold with soap and water, or do I remove the infected particle board and replace it?

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Normally you would use bleach, but I think the particle board is too far gone.

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Old 12-02-2011, 06:39 PM   #3
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The cabinet looks like it needs to be removed and the bottom replaced.
You don't need to call a plumber every month to check for leaks, you just need to pay attention.
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I would get rid of the vanity and install new. Fixing that would tak a lot of work, and you may still have mold on the cabinet sides after replacing the bottom,
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Me, I'd wipe it out with some 10% bleach and water solution to kill anything there. Then cut a piece of sheetgood to fit the space if it is weak. If not weak; you could always paint it or cover it with contact paper.
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I'd replace the cabinet, too - I bought one for our bathroom that came with a sink for $130.00 . . you can buy one without a sink for less.
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There is no repairing that mess. The cabinet hasn't stopped moving yet. Bleach the mold for now and replace the cabinet. Insurance may pay for the new cabinet.
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There is no repairing that mess. The cabinet hasn't stopped moving yet. Bleach the mold for now and replace the cabinet. Insurance may pay for the new cabinet.
I think most insurance policies cover "sudden and accidental" water damage as opposed to damage caused by repeated seepage or leakage of water or steam over time. I am pretty sure the claims adjuster would notice this was caused over time.

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I think most insurance policies cover "sudden and accidental" water damage as opposed to damage caused by repeated seepage or leakage of water or steam over time. I am pretty sure the claims adjuster would notice this was caused over time.

Ask me any more questions you might have Bud.
Who is going to file a homeowners claim on a vanity? Deduductible aside, it makes no sense.
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Who is going to file a homeowners claim on a vanity? Deduductible aside, it makes no sense.
I agree I just thought I would pass on my recently learned insurance knowledge, and also mess with Bud a little.
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Okay...From time to time and usually while participating on this website I have this sudden recurring pain that starts just below my tailbone and then seams to swirl and circulate around my posterior.

What do suppose that is and could you be the cause of it from time to time? That's two questions I suppose is that okay? Whoops that makes it three questions now. Is that okay.......dammit - four.
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You could probably salvage the face frame and the door. The box is junk. Build a new carcase and apply the old faceframe to match the rest of the cabinetry.
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Thanks for the replies, guys. Since I fixed the leak, if I choose to do nothing, the mold will not grow anymore, right?

I don't care how it looks. If I am going to replace the whole vanity, I would rather wait until I sell the house someday so the vanity will be brand new at the time of sale.

In the meantime, should I drill a few large holes in the particle board to facilitate ventilation of any moisture under the particle board?
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If you are going to leave it, at least clean it up with some detergent and bleach it to kill the stuff that's visible. You don't want that many mold fragments and spores blowing around in your house.

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