Nearly two weeks ago, I found a leak in our bathroom which led to the discovery of mold growing through the wall and bubbling paint. I think I spoke of it last time, but yesterday, we got the go-ahead from the insurance company to start cleaning up the bathroom.
And we did. My husband stripped the bathroom in an evening so we could dispose of the mess and start rebuilding our bathrooms. We're still waiting to hear from a mold person just to make sure we're clear. (We're hopefully moving at the end of the year and I don't want the next person who buys our home to have to worry something icky was left behind. I wouldn't want it done to me, and I'm sure not doing it to someone else.)
Anyway, the demo and rebuild have started and while I'm glad we're covered, I wasn't ready quite yet. Needless to say, things rarely happen when I'm ready. Ha.
Well, it's been a week, and not nearly as uneventful as the last. I should have just kept my mouth shut. HA.
It all started when I noticed mold growing in our bathroom near the bottom of the wall next to the sink. No big deal, right? Take off the drywall, find the leak, fix the leak, and then patch the wall.
This would be a prime example of how things quickly go from small to large. That mold? Well, it was all over the inside of the walls and on the 2x6 stud that happens to be load-bearing.
Now it was time to call in a claim. That led to a plumber being called out--after hours--to spray a chemical on the mold to kill it which then led to a leak detection company being called. They'll be here today sometime between 2 and 3pm.
My bathrooms aren't large, but it's a big pain not being able to use our sinks. But, it's a blessing we caught it before it got worse. And, typically, worse is usually when I find things so I am grateful we caught it.
2020 is starting off with a bang it seems. How's your 2020 so far? (I've been working which is why I've been so slow to respond. Supposedly, I have a new book coming out on the 1st.)