What would you like to do?
Hush-hush, mush-mush I would keep quiet about it. Depending upon your state or local laws, the insurance company may be required by law to report mold problems to the proper authorities for professional remediation. Assuming the mold is severe, rip everything out right down to the studs. Replace the really bad studs. Replace the floor and sub-floor if you must. Good luck. If you have homeowners insurance, I would call your insurance company and ask if it's covered under your policy. If not, then you will have to DIY.
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Answer The shower may be leaking from: 1) A failure of the drain and associated piping itself (e.g., corrosion of the cast iron floor drain), … 2) A failure of the shower pan, which is an ostensibly waterproof liner (may be metal or synthetic polymer) embedded in the tile floor (or comprising the plastic floor) which is mechanically connected to the drain; or 3) Leakage of water in the shower's surrounding area (walls, non-pan floor area, etc.) which is accumulating and dripping near the drain.
How can you find out the cause and the difficulty and expense of fixing a leak in an upstairs shower?
Answer Call a plumber or a contractor. Sometimes it would be too much money to fix or too much problem. If you do decide to buy the house, see if they… will fix the problem or take some money off of the price, and with the money saved you can fix it:)
Answer I think you'll find the answer behind the wall! We had a problem with rotten wood behind our tub enclosure and found that the surround was installed impr…operly and water from the shower was leaking behind it causing the wood to rot. There could also be a problem with the plumbing behind your wall - there could be a leaky pipe causing the problem.
Will insurance cover water damage resulting from a crack in the upstairs shower wall and leaked water downstairs?
Answer This will vary depending on how your policy is written. Some policies will only cover pipes bursting, while others will only cover catastrophic wat…er damage (flooding due to abnormal circumstances). You need to call your insurance agent to find out.
Answer . You can remove it, and tape the threads with latex tape to make a better seal, or change out the washers. Depends on where the leak is.
Will homeowners's insurance pay for a plumber to fix a water line leak in the wall that caused extensive water damage?
Yes, subject to your deductible. Call your claims rep.,
Will your homeowners insurance cover a leaking pipe in an interior wall that has gone undetected until now that there is mold growing?
It depends on what state you live in and what exact policy you have. Some policies in certain states will cover this, others will not. You will have to refer to your specific …policy and its endorsements. There are hundreds of variations on homeowners policies and endorsements between states and insurance companies..
No, it has to be a sudden burst in a pipe or hot water heater!
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There are at least 3 possible sources of the leak, depending on the design - first find what is leaking.
If it is leaking from the control, you should be able to access that from the front. If it is the supply lines or the pipe to the shower head, there may be access behind it in… a closet. If not, you just have to cut a hole to get to it.
Plumbers are the category of specialist for all water delivery systems. Some professional plumbers are skilled at repairing other things that use the water, or you may need a …separate technician to install or repair the shower stall or area.
Silicone caulk is your first line of defense, but that should be considered a stopgap fix only. Leaking shower walls implies a bigger problem - it should probably be checked o…ut by a plumber. Letting it go could result in structural damage to your house.
Leaky showers and plumbing are usually covered by a plumbers visit.Occassional maintenance is an normal and expected part ofhomeownership and is not a covered peril under your… home hazardinsurance. Homeowners insurance is Hazard isurance that provides coverage forlosses from named perils such as FIre, Wind, Hail, Lightning,falling objects, vandalism, etc.
There are many things that can cause a shower faucet to leak. Some of the most common reasons for this are poor quality washers, washers are the wrong size,loose nuts, build u…p of residue on the faucet inlet.
No, you must expose the leak and usually the only way is taking off the wall covering. Not a huge job.