My closet flooded slightly...

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My closet flooded slightly...

wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
... and I'm not entirely sure what to do about it.

I'm pretty sure that the tub in the bathroom that is next to my closet is what caused the flooding, but the thing is, I'm not sure HOW it's leaking. My closet floor isn't soaked, but it's really wet.

Dunno how long it's been like that, but it smells like mildew REALLY bad, so I can only assume that it's possibly been like this for a while. I don't have the money to hire anyone, and I can't tear down walls. I have a space heater so I can at least dry what's wet now... but that doesn't fix my problem.

Anyone have any ideas?
09/27/2011
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emilia emilia
Check the seal of the tub by the wall and you may have to. Add a new seal not a hard job just make sure that the old seal is been removed first.
09/27/2011
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
Quote:
Originally posted by emilia
Check the seal of the tub by the wall and you may have to. Add a new seal not a hard job just make sure that the old seal is been removed first.
Thanks!

My parents have done some work around tubs before and I always helped out and watched, so I kinda know, but kinda don't.
09/27/2011
married with children married with children
you need to keep an eye out for when it gets wet. If it is wet all the time, then you have a water leak in your supply line before the tub valve. Meaning that it will always leak as long as water is on to the house. If it only leaks when you are using the tub, then it is past the valve. It could be on the shower riser in the wall (the pipe from the valve to the shower head). Or it could be in the drain, but normally that would cause a leak in the ceiling below. Or it could be water leaking from around the bath tub.

It sounds like it is coming from the water pipe. The hard part is finding out if it is from before the valve or after.

Good luck
09/29/2011
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
Quote:
Originally posted by married with children
you need to keep an eye out for when it gets wet. If it is wet all the time, then you have a water leak in your supply line before the tub valve. Meaning that it will always leak as long as water is on to the house. If it only leaks when you are ...
We found the leak! There was a hole in the tub right by the drain. It was small, but we're getting it patched up now. We ripped the carpet out of my closet and all, now we're waiting for it to dry out.
09/29/2011
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