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Question DetailsAsked on 11/2/2015

What is the cost of replacing tub valve? Water is leaking from upstairs bathroom into downstairs bathroom.

Water damage is evident in ceiling in downstairs bathroom and mold is an issue also. So, to recap the repairs that need to be done are replace tub valve in upstairs bathroom, replace tiles that have fallen off the wall in upstairs bathroom and repair ceiling in downstairs bathroom.

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In your scope of work you forgot opening up the ceiling below to inspect and, if necessary, remediate any mold or rot in the subflooring - which opening up should be done BEFORE bidding so it is clear what the extent of the damage is, and if flooring, tub, etc needs to be taken up to repair it.

If you have tiles falling off, unless your grout is pretty shot I would guess you have significant wall rot issues that may require removing additional tile to get at it and repair it. Sounds like you might have drywall rather than concrete behind the wall which has gotten saturated.

Because of the unknown scope of work, I would open up enough ceiling to see in under the tub, especially the "head" (valve) end of it so bidders can see what they need to see - then get several bids from Remodeling - Kitchen and Bath contractors.

Obviously without seeing the situation one cannot put a probable price on it, but commonly this type job runs $500-1000 bare minimum (more if fancy valve is used rather than normal $100-150 variety), and if there is wall or floor rot morelike in the several thousand to as much as $5-10,000 range if the water damage extends past the bathroom or there is extensive floor structure rot so it becomes essentially a total bathroom rebuild.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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