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    dklacik Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Oct 9, 2006, 06:51 AM
    Leak from Steam unit
    We recently remodeled and had a steam shower added to our master bath. The steam generator plumbing leaked and it appears to have seeped on top of the sub floor and underneath the tile about 10 feet. The water to the stam generator has been turned off, but there is still water seeping between the sub fllor and the tile of the shower and the tile floor coming back towards the unit. How will this dry out? It seems like before it dries out, if it does, there is likely to be permanent damage since the drying out will likely take quite a while with the water trapped between the tile and the sub floor. Even though it has only been a few weeks it looks like I'm starting to see a darkening in the grout in a couple of areas. Do we need to have the contractor tear out the tile and dry the area thoroughly and then redo all the tile?
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    Oct 9, 2006, 11:13 AM
    I assume the leak on the steam jenny has been repaired. Before I went to the labor and expense of tearing up the tile I would rent a couple of dehumidifiers and set them up near the spilll and try to dry the area out that way. Whose responsible for the leak? The plumbers installation or a faulty piece of equipment? Whosoevers fault , they shuld pick up the expense. Good luck, Tom

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