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Help! There’s a water leak between two tiles on the bathroom floor. I can’t pinpoint whereabout around the tub it is coming from. Has this happened to you and what did you do to fix the problem?




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      Tuliplady wrote Jul 9, 2011
    • Well, the thing is, it could be coming from anywhere!   The first thing I would check is the line of caulk around the top edge of the tub, the faucets, etc.  If there is a gap where water can get in, then that’s the place to start.  Don’t just look at it, get down and pick at it a bit.  water can get thru a little gap and just run until it finds a place to come out.

      Also, is it a continual seep, or can you dry it up and it goes away for awhile?




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      Linda L wrote Jul 9, 2011
    • Last year I had a similar problem and a co-worker’s husband who is a handyman recaulked around the tub and along the edge of the front of the tub. But it’s happening again! Could there be a seepage from the tiled walls around the tub?




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      Linda L wrote Jul 9, 2011
    • Hi Tulip,

      Thanks for your response. I noticed it in the middle of the night (several hours after my daughter took a bath). It’s dry now.




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      Tuliplady wrote Jul 9, 2011
    • I’d go around with a tooth pick or something and see if you can’t find some little spot.  

      I had this happen last summer.  After hubby showered, I’d always get this puddle.  I found out (finally!!) that a length of caulk that LOOKED like it was fine, was actually not even attached where it met the tub.  Water was leaking thru there, running underneath the tub, and coming out on my hardwood floor!

      Seepage thru the tile wall is not impossible, but not very likely.




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      Linda L wrote Jul 9, 2011
    • Thank you Tuliplady for your help. I’ll follow your advice.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jul 9, 2011
    • I will check with my hubz in the morning.




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