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  1. #1
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    Default Plumbing leak on new construction

    Our family closed on our newly constructed home on 30 May. The following week, the garden tub was tested for the first time. Everything looked great upstairs in the M bath room. 10 minutes later in the garage and water was gurglying in the wall and spraying out. Contacted the warranty company. They sent over a plumber that immediately knew there was a garder tub leak. He found the installers did not tighten the motor conections for the jets.

    A week later, warranty company sends someone to check drywall. This person says the drywall is fine, everything is dry.

    Question: should I have concerns of mold/mildew/rot damage behind the drywall?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Plumbing leak on new construction

    Absolutely. You can buy your own test kit for mold. Or better, pay out of pocket for an independent tester to come out and do it. Also, check with your home warrenty insurance company to find out how this may be covered. Was the paint on the drywall damaged? And what about any insulation that might have soaked up some water?
    Process of elimination. Good luck.

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    Default Re: Plumbing leak on new construction

    The warranty company should be responsable to get the moisture out of the house. You know with the fans and the dehydrators and such. Should have been the second ones out. Been a while know though . Warrantee companies are notoriously bad and will drag you out till you go away or sue.

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