Re: Leaking pipe disaster
If all areas that got wet are dried up quickly, there's little chance for mold to become a problem. If you notice any swelling of the bathroom floor, it indicates that you may have particle board underlayment. This underlayment will need to be replaced. When you get moisture between the floors such as this, it's helpful to cut small openings in the ceiling drywall to get air circulation into the joist cavities until it dries out. Of course, that means repairing the drywall. But I doubt you'll have to rip up the bathroom floor. A one-time water event rarely causes long-term damage to wood.
Were you able to identify the problem and correct it to prevent a repeat disaster?
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.