Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Black Mold ~ Shower Project is Not Over
Remember all those winters I got very sick? Pneumonia and so forth? Guess what Hubby found last night?
If we had not replaced the floor tile, we would have never seen the crack in the top of the tiled, built in shower seat. The seal was cracked all along the upper back and water had gotten down into the inside.
How did we discover it?
Hubby was on his hands and knees, checking the grout, and found it mushy at the base of the seat. He began investigating and we spent the next few hours removing all the tile from it, spraying it to clean off the mold, and so forth.
I'm glad we discovered it, so I won't be sick again (and the others), but we are not finished with this project. We can't just remove the seat, and tile the wall either. Inside the seat is a pipe that juts out from the wall. So, we now have to replace the wooden frame and replace either the tile or use marble.
Thank goodness I had a few medical face masks on hand for emergencies, so Hubby wouldn't get sick while working to remove the tile.
Always be prepared I guess.