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Old 05-19-2013, 03:34 PM   #1
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Fixed water leak not drying under tile floor around toilet

A month ago I repaired a leaking wax ring around the toilet and 3 days ago there was a leak again that we assumed was the wax ring failing again, but it ended up being the water line leaking at the attachment to the toilet. A fair amount of water leaked around the toilet (tile floor) and there was some swelling in the dry wall seams in the ceiling below (maybe 2 inches wide by 18 inches long. I turned off the water (stopped the leak), opened the ceiling below and have been using a hairdryer to ventilate the ceiling/under the floor, and a box fan to try to dry the tile in the bathroom, but the tile is marble and it is darkened for about a 2 foot radius around the toilet and it has not gotten better at over the last 2 days. I am afraid that the leak was into the wood between the floor and tile and will not dry. I don't want to take the tile up if at all possible.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions.


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Old 05-19-2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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The tile may have just been stained....natural stone is pourous and can stain with exposure to water. Does anything feel wet?



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