Hole in the Floor
July 8, 2017 7:51am CST
There is still a big hole in the floor of our bathroom. It is right in front of the washing machine. So, needless to say I haven't done laundry this week. Have to gather up the dirty laundry and head to town. Hopefully the laundry mat that I go to won't be packed. Being the weekend I highly doubt I'll be lucky enough to have it to myself. My daughter is going along with us so I don't have to chase Little Miss all over the place. Can't see her standing still while I load washers, dryers, and then fold clothes. Hoping the hole in the floor is fixed today. Have to treat the area with bleach before I leave for today. Need to insure that this mold is done with. Still not feeling the best today. Allergies are bad. Have a good day everyone. May your floors be safe.
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• Gainesville, Florida
I assume the hole was caused by a leak? Did the wood rot out, or did you cut out the area to remove the damaged wood? You're very smart to bleach the area to remove any traces of mold. I wonder if there is mold where the hole is, and if that is what is causing your allergies to flare up?
• United States
Hi Jeff! The hole was caused by a leaky drain and it ran under the floorboards. We didn't notice it until the floor got weak. By then the water was visibly running down the outside of the tub along the floor. When he ripped up the flooring it was evident that there was mold from the moisture. Yay!
• United States
@Happy2BeMe it was nice to have clothes that were not stiff! That is the drawback of having to hang them to air dry. If our dryer were hooked up I could toss them in for a few minutes to soften them up and remove the wrinkles.
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Thjaynhappened to my mom once when they were fixing a sewage problem in our basement and put the freezer in front of the washer, so my mom had to go to the laundry mat a few times!I hope it isn;t packed and everything turns out alright! Ince time they shut off our hot water and once we had our gas shut off for a gas leak and she had to go to the laundry mat the as our dryer is gas operated!