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Old 05-19-2013, 04:34 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, 05:40 PM   #2
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Fixed water leak not drying under tile floor around toilet


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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