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Question DetailsAsked on 10/1/2017

I have bad smell in wood floor

I can see something oozing through wood. I have a closet door in foyer and I can wipe track with paper towel and something Brown comes out and smell foul. Floor look as it is sinking you can see a different sheen in that area. I have a rug in entrance and underneath wood you can see something white oozing out of wood.

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Could be fungal growth from a leaking water pipe (probably swampy or rotting wood smell in that case) or a DWV (drain) pipe, in which case it would normally smell of sewage or urine.

Unless you have reason to suspect a roof leak or it only is wet after a rain (in which case a Roofer would be the Search the List category to find a contractor), sounds to me like a Plumbing contractor is what you need to solve the leak - then depending on the amount of flooring damage might be a Handyman coupld handle it, or might need a Remodeling - General Contractor if you have rot/mold in the framing and/or wall(s). I suspect that will be needed, because the white oozing out of the wood is likely mildew or white dryrot - indicating the subflooring in that area is rotting from prolonged water exposure.

And unfortunately - if you are seeing rot it is unlikely your homeowner's insurance will cover it, because they cover only immediate failures like a new leak, not long-term damage due to a leak.

Answered 1 year ago by LCD

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Could be fungal growth from a leaking water pipe (probably swampy or rotting wood smell in that case) or a DWV (drain) pipe, in which case it would normally smell of sewage or urine.

Unless you have reason to suspect a roof leak or it only is wet after a rain (in which case a Roofer would be the Search the List category to find a contractor), sounds to me like a Plumbing contractor is what you need to solve the leak - then depending on the amount of flooring damage might be a Handyman coupld handle it, or might need a Remodeling - General Contractor if you have rot/mold in the framing and/or wall(s). I suspect that will be needed, because the white oozing out of the wood is likely mildew or white dryrot mold - indicating the subflooring in that area is rotting from prolonged water exposure.

And unfortunately - if you are seeing rot it is unlikely your homeowner's insurance will cover it, because they cover only immediate failures like a new leak, not long-term damage due to a leak.

Answered 1 year ago by LCD




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