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Smelly water coming out from where the wall meets the floor in the shower

Old 03-14-23, 08:37 AM
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Smelly water coming out from where the wall meets the floor in the shower

Hello, I removed caulking from shower floor because it was getting moldy but water started coming from where I removed caulking and some of it has a bad odor, I have waited like 2 days but those areas where the wall meets the floor are still humid and some water (not a lot) keeps coming to shower where wall meets floor, what can be the problem? Where would that water be coming from? Should I just re-caulk?
Old 03-14-23, 08:43 AM
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Check the plumbing.
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You need to investigate further and determine how the water is getting into the wall. Ignore it (or caulk again) and you may be dealing with this soon if not already:

Behind a tiled wall on green board opposite the shower head. Discovered during renovation. No leaks ever appeared in 25 years but the studs were completely rotted.

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Old 03-14-23, 10:28 AM
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Tile & grout is NOT waterproof. The water could be seeping through the grout joints. More likely though is a leaking pipe. But, you MUST find the source of the leak before the repair gets really expensive.
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Sorry you're having trouble... but I'm not sure how anyone could answer based on the info you provided. We assume it's a tile wall... or is it some sort of glass board, frp, or a fiberglass surround (you never said) and we don't know much about how any of it was constructed. A tile job on top of a bad substrate (like on drywall) would cause the problems you describe. But yeah, like Pilot Dane said for all we know it could be something like a pinhole in a copper pipe. At this point it is guesswork.

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