When I was walking down the hallway yesterday, I noticed a strange and bizarre crack in the wood flooring.
It was a cracked area that I did not know this in the past, so it immediately caught my eye.
I bent down next to the crack so I could get a better view of the damage. When I looked at the damage more closely, I could see water bubbling up under the crack. I immediately started to panic. The area in the hallway was right next to the bathroom, so I immediately started looking for a leak in the bathroom. I didn’t see anything at first. I was convinced the water was coming from somewhere so I decided to remove a couple of the boards from the hallway. The leak was clearly coming from the bathroom, but it was nearly impossible to find the problem. I decided to give up and call a plumber when I realized that the issue was coming from the bathroom. The plumber found the source of the water leak. A pipe behind the sink had a loose connection. Water had been leaking for several weeks. There was a small amount of mold in the wall, but the damage wasn’t too serious. The plumber offered to replace the sink and the cabinet, but I decided to spray some bleach and paint over the damage. The floorboards and the hallway were a whole different story. I had to replace those with some leftover pieces that I had in the garage. It doesn’t look great, but it was an inexpensive fix.