Happy belated Independence Day to everyone out in blogland! You may have noticed, but I have been absent as of late due to a family emergency and then a much-needed holiday break.
During this time, while Scott and I were out of town, it seems my house had a mission: it decided to interrupt our regularly scheduled home renovation to bring us:
- a broken downstairs toilet – it’s only the chain, so this can be easily fixed
- a broken garbage disposal – it buzzes… I’m not sure what’s wrong here, but the motor seems to be incapacitated
- a leaky master bathroom tub – I’m pretty sure this will be a mold problem in no time
Out of those three, the bathroom tub problem is obviously our new #1 priority. I’m not sure just how much damage we’ll have to deal with – the floor creaks underneath the ugly 70′s-style linoleum floor, so there could be further unseen damage. The creaking floor is not a new occurrence, but my noticing a small amount of water on the outside of the tub is. Because this is our upstairs floor, I have gone downstairs to see if there is any accumulating water stains on the ceiling beneath the bathroom, and I see nothing to concern ourselves with. So, I’m praying that this will be a small problem to fix. At this point, I’m glad we had already decided to rip up the floor and put in new tile… finding a water leak after all the installation is complete would be a lot more worrisome!
If anyone out there has any leaky plumbing-related tips, please feel free to add a comment and post your link. Thanks in advance for any advice!