Tub is leaking water through the floor, and I'm very worried (Cleveland)
December 31, 2013 3:03 PM Subscribe
Living in the Cleveland, Ohio area. The area around my upstairs bathroom's bathtub has been leaking through the floor to the downstairs bathroom for some time now. I kept putting off getting it fixed, and when my son who is home visiting saw it grew extremely worried. He said that it is damaging the structural integrity of the house and could also be breeding "black mold" which is a health hazard. Is it really that bad? What kind of work would be necessary to fix this, and should a professional be called? (Picture inside)
posted by BuddyBoo to Home & Garden (6 answers total)
Upon taking off the caulk and vinyl, it is obvious that there are some rather large holes on the right side of the photo, on the top and bottom of the tub:
I know nothing about home improvement. How bad is this? Should I check out guides online and try to fix it myself, or should I call a professional? I am asking on this site because you people aren't judgmental and I feel so stupid!