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Potential mold problem - water under cabinet base

 
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suggi



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:51 am    Post subject: Potential mold problem - water under cabinet base Reply with quote

I hope someone has a suggestion before mold sets in, if it hasn't already.

My bathroom cabinet is horrible. The drain pipe is right up against the drawers so I taped a plastic bag between them just in case of a leak. Well, it backfired -- somehow the drain leaked and it did not show up in the cabinet but went down the plastic and under the drawers and instead of running out from the floor of the cabinet it went down into the base through where the wood frame meets the cabinet floor.

How do I dry out what is under the cabinet floor in the base? It seems the water finally showed up on my bathroom floor from where the base meets the floor. I am wondering if this happened before. Running the water does not seem to do it -- I had the stopper shut to wash the combs and brushes and the water seemed to flow out slowly when I opened the stopper and then a while after is when I noticed the leak so I guess it is only when a large amount of water goes down. Hmm wonder if this happened the last time I had the stopper shut. I am calling the plumber tomorrow but am worried about mold building up under the base where air can not get at it to dry it out.

Thanks to anyone who can help.
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Moldpro



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the cabinet base made of particle board? It can easily support mold growth. You can remove and replace that panel, or sometimes remove just the toekick.
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