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Question DetailsAsked on 2/13/2017

need to find a general contractors who can work on bathroom subfloors in philadelphia pa area

water damage in bathroom seeped into subfloor and ceiling in living room. wood underneath bathroom tile did get wet

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Remodeling - Kitchen and Bath would be the normal Search the List category for this type of work and general contractor.

Below are a couple of previous similar questions with answers which might help FYI - not that generally for one-time short-term wetting, you do NOT have to tear up the flooring unless it warping and cracking the tile on you. Normally, just opening up the underlying ceiling a coupld of places and running ventilation hoses into there (even shop vac hose) to remove the moisture solves it - many people just open up a 4-6 inch hole or two in the wet ceiling area and leave it/them open for a week ro so and just let household air dry it out - though generally the faster you get a subfloor dried out the less chance of mold or swelling/buckling.

Then repair the drywall and repaint to match - commonly a Handyman job is you did not get in a general contractor to repair other damage.

For professional drying out of the subfloor, a Water and Smoke Damsge contractor would be the normal Search the List category - they have high-volume air handlers which can dry out a wet subfloor from both top and underneath in a day or less.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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