The fact that Murphy has largely left us alone is a huge positive. The fact that we have an EF incase he does stop by....another positive. But alas....he decided to poke his head out of his hole and just check out the comings and goings of the Mysti/G-man house.
Background: We have peel-n-stick tiles on the floor, and for awhile, they have been starting to come up. It isn't a high priority, so we just have largely ignored it. At this point, we may not be able to ignore it.
Yesterday, I noticed a little puddle of water on the bathroom floor. I thought maybe Bossy was overzealous with washing his hands. Then I saw another one. And another one. HMMMM. I got down on the floor, and pushed on the corners of the loose vinyl tiles, and water came out. Ut oh.
I tried this in several areas, and it was the same thing. I lifted up a tile, and there was standing water!! Our only saving grace was that we installed the tiles over the old vinyl linoleum floor, so it isn't like the subfloor got wet.
The flush kit in the toilet recently broke, and G-man replaced it. Apparently the connection from the floor to the toilet was loose, and water has been slowly leaking under all the tiles. The floor squishes when you walk on it. UGH. We need to try and suck up as much water as we can before it molds. If you push on the loose tiles, a new puddle appears between the tiles. We have a wet/dry vacuum...so I am going to try that.
I am hoping we can reglue the tiles until we can replace the floor with something better. If not....looks like we will be replacing the floor sooner than later!