Originally Posted by Angelique
It turns out we have some missing caulk, and also a crack in the pipe at drain level, so there's moisture and the mold that makes that musty smell behind the tile and under the shower floor. So we're going to remediate and remodel.
I don't know if you know about this, but it doesn't hurt to ask! I have quotes from three remediation companies. One uses a 21% hydrogen peroxide solution and one uses the product Shockwave. Any experience with either?
I'll leave that to the experts since I have no idea. I'm glad that you discovered the source of the smell but sorry to hear that it is going to be such a pain to fix.
All 3 of my house's bathrooms needed remodeling/repair and I'm working on them one at a time. I'm pretty sure there are probably leaks under the tubs and such..
I did find this site that says a homeowner can remediate.http://homerenovations.about.com/od/wallsandtrim/a/artmoldremediat.htm
But I don't know how accurate that is. If one of the pros can way in, maybe they can shed some light on the mod removal situation.
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you and hope that your mold situation can be handled inexpensively.