How do I know the subfloor is rotting/rotted?
March 17, 2010 10:44 AM Subscribe
How do I know the subfloor is rotting/rotted? Plumber came by and mentioned this about the bathroom; how bad is it?
posted by Towelie to Home & Garden (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Plumber came by last night to fix a little problem with the fill tank of the toilet…While he was here, he mentioned that the subfloor had rotting wood; that the toilet rocked and it was going to be a problem.
Yes, I know to get someone else to look at it, but since he's been good for the last 5+ years, let's assume he's telling the truth...
Is this something homeowners insurance does cover? Is there a type of insurance that does cover stuff like this? To rebuild the subtloor, I think he threw out a number like $4k.
Beyond everything else, it's the only bathroom in the house. How long should this sorta thing take?
Is there a way I can tell how precipitous the problem is? Is there a way to see if I have two weeks, two months, two years that this could still go on?
...oh yeah, I guess a subfloor is the part of the plumbing that is underneath the floor?