COMMUNITY FORUM

thills

05:39AM | 11/13/04
Member Since: 11/12/04
8 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I am in the process of buying a 2 family home in New York City. All of the toilets were installed improperly. In one of the bathrooms the ceiling and wall above the sink and tug shows evidence of a water leak, damaged/stained surface and black mold stains. I am assuming this is from the loose toilet connection in the bathroom above this one. Since the the ceiling and wall have to be opened to get to the root cause of the problem and to eliminate all traces of mold, I not sure if I just need a plumber or a plumber plus someone else to open and seal the wall. What do I do and how much does something like this costs?

LonnythePlumber

06:28AM | 11/13/04
The ceiling and walls don't necessarily have to be opened to identify and repair the leak although they may be for mold remediation. If the loose connection is where the bowl meets the floor I would pull the toilet and check the flange. Water marks do not always indicate a current leak. Sometimes they can be left over from an event like the toilet overflowing.

I would call a plumber first and identify what he feels needs to be done. If you have lead drainage then that will probably need to be replaced and that is somewhat expensive. It's probably better to know how much this is going to cost before you complete your purchase. Hopefully you just have a bad flange.
Click_to_reply_button
  • People_also_asked_iconDimming lights I have seen posts on this and other boards that...
    2 REPLIES
  • People_also_asked_iconkfahren We have a 2008 double wide which got water dama...
    0 REPLIES
  • People_also_asked_iconloose toilet tank How can I tighten the toilet tank to the bowl? ...
    0 REPLIES
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Deep blue grays like the shade shown in this example "have a nautical, serene feeling," says Amy Hendel, designer for Hend... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1