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Old 11-03-2010, 10:34 PM   #1
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When I bought my house almost 2 years ago the inspector noticed that the vinyl was discolored around the toilet, but when he probed the floor around the base of the toilet he didn't notice any softness.

Well, as of today the discoloration has spread. And about 2 inches from the edge of the left side of the toilet is soft along the entire left side. I cut open a small spot of the vinyl around the toilet and found that the subfloor is rotted and punky but the main floor underneith is fine.

I'm planning on remodeling my bathroom within a year, should I try and do something to fix the situation now or wait until I do my remodel? Help...

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Old 11-03-2010, 11:21 PM   #2
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I would pull the toilet to see the extent (if any) damage that might be there. Better to be prepared, all it will cost you is a wax ring and maybe a supply line. Hope it all works out.

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get it up and checked if it a leaking toilet then it needs looking at asap
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When I bought my house almost 2 years ago the inspector noticed that the vinyl was discolored around the toilet, but when he probed the floor around the base of the toilet he didn't notice any softness.\
1) Did the inspector use a moisture meter to check for elevated moisture?

2) Did they recommend the toilet be pulled, and the source of any leaks identified and corrected?
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The inspector did not use a moisture meter, but his report did show to lift the toilet to do a further inspection.
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