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Old 12-21-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
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bathroom flood and tile disaster

looking for advice - I managed to completly hash up a bit of plumbing this morning and flooded my upstairs bathroom.
The floor (and walls) are tiled, but never felt particulary rigid. Now they seem to be a bit bouncy. One of the tiles sems to have had a gap round it and we got a bit of a flood through the cieling, though only aproximatly where the dodgy tile was.
I am now trying to decide if
  • I can use the bathroom safely without going through the floor
  • I need to rip up all the tiles to make sure the floor is ok
seems a bit drastic, but I dont want the bath coming through the ceiling onto our christmas dinner!

Any advice out there?



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Old 12-21-2008, 01:56 PM   #2
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You should call a restoration company.

Once drywall gets wet it will be "bouncy" but will likely firm up again when dry.

Just because the floor got wet doesn't mean it is bordering on collapse. You should have seen how wet that structure was during the building process.

Ripping up tile may not be necessary, just depends. Call someone that knows what he is seeing and knows what he is talking about before you jump to any more conclusions. Even a wet ceiling isn't the end of the world in some cases.

In the meantime enjoy your Christmas dinner knowing the ceiling isn't likely to interfere and tell everyone to bring their hardhats.


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