For about 2 days I have heard ever so slight trickle sound of water in the tank of the toilet. I reminded myself to change the rubber flapper in the tank which I have done once or twice over the years. I replaced it and still heard a slightly louder trickling sound, so I thought the new flapper was bad. Having gone for the third one, I realized it was not the flapper.
I had flushed maybe 3 times to test it. Suddenly I see water on the floor, which I wiped up. But then more, and now it is a lot more requring 6 bath towels. Immediately turned of the water supply to the toilet. Suddenly I glanced in the garden tub while hovering over hubby laboring on the floor and I see nasty looking brown water/sediment or whatever it was in there and then I looked in on the shower floor - the same stuff. Smelly, but not overwhelming. I don't know if this is a sudden or slow leak but this bathroom backs onto the master bedroom and the edges of the carpet on the other side of the wall were wet and it had drained along the wall edge and pooled up at the entrance to the bathroom door under the carpet. We pulled back all the carpet and where it had pooled up there was a nasty looking sludgy brown wet mess on the concrete and on the foam under the carpet. The carpet was soaked. I just can't believe that within that half hour all this stuff happened enough to wet the carpet in the adjoining bedroom. We dried the floor tile in the bathroom immediately it got was wet and left the carpet pulled back sprayed with antifungal,bacterial,mildew stuff until we know what we are facing. It has got to be a slow leak I think and it is either a burst sewer/or water pipe or a backed up one, but nothing has backed up in the toilet to precipitate any of this. Nothing wrong before I went to change the flapper that I knew of. Anybody have a clue? Interesting to see if we get the same diagnosis from the plumbing company. We are calling a master plumber in the morning, this happened at 11:30 at night. I don't know if we should use the other bathroom, kitchen sink washer, etc. until then. I havent a clue how the drains are hooked up. The othe bathroom is on the other side of the house, the laundry room is way down the hall, this is a one story house and was built in 1994. Never had any plumbing problems before. Ironically our relative was the plumbing inspector for our county when this house was built so it had better be right. LOL!
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