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Old 12-02-2014, 03:34 PM   #1
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I live in an older house that needs allot of repairs and recently i had a leaky toilet that caused some damage to the basement ceiling , (needed to replace some ceiling panels) Just the other day while cleaning the kitchen i noticed one of the floor tiles had a big bulge in it , after removing it apart from seeing the appalling job that the previous owner did with the flooring, i noticed some damaged wood and a very strong smell of mold.

Any tips on what step i should take now.
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Old 12-02-2014, 03:40 PM   #2
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First thing you need to do is find the source of the water leak or other source of the moisture, and fix it.

Then remediate the active mold. Don't use bleach, I like this stuff:

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The source of the leak was loose mounting screws on toilet tank that i quickly dealt with
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The source of the leak was loose mounting screws on toilet tank that i quickly dealt with
Sorry, I guess I misread the first post. So the toilet leaked water into the kitchen?

OK. Go ahead and clean up the mold. Wear a mask designed for mold work, not a paper "dust mask."

If the subfloor is sufficiently damaged (hard to tell exactly form the photo). you may need to replace that section.
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So the toilet leaked water into the kitchen?

I'm thinking that was the issue , all the evidence points to the toilet , the toilet is located right on the other side of the wall , should i try to use wood patch on the damaged wood , should i let the area dry for awhile or should i dive right into full repair
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Bill,

That underlayment looks like old luan ply. It's not the first time it was wet. I'll bet the entire thing should be at the curb. The luan, (if I'm right), is very thin/soft ply and is probably stapled down, lots of em.

Got other pics from a little further back.

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Bill,

That underlayment looks like old luan ply. It's not the first time it was wet. I'll bet the entire thing should be at the curb. The luan, (if I'm right), is very thin/soft ply and is probably stapled down, lots of em.

Got other pics from a little further back.

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yes exactly , no sadly i do not the flooring that is currently in here was here when moved in , the house is very old if that helps with info at all
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OK, so, what's the plan? Are those the tiles around the missing tile?

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Yes those are the tiles , i only removed the one because it had a bugle from the tile and wood warping , since the pic i have cleaned up a little more and let the area dry out (hoping that would maybe help a tad)The plan is after wood drys i remove all the Luan ply and apply a clean fresh piece then reapply a new tile peace or is there an another solution that would be best.

I did a quick inspection and i think the one thats right above it under the stove might also be in need of the same solution.

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Bill,

So you're saying you're gonna remove a sq. ft. of ply and patch it? That's not gonna work. How are you gonna patch the new seams? You'd have to remove an extra tile all the way around and then patch the seams, etc.

If this is gonna be a temporary repair, maybe just patch the ply and leave as is.

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If this is gonna be a temporary repair, maybe just patch the ply and leave as is.
a temp fix will have to do for now , what would a full repair look like plan wise , what step would you take from here?

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A permanent fix would be to take it all to the curb, luan and all.

If you're not ready, just patch the luan and hope for the best.

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