Well, look over here, by the tub. In both corners there is what seems to be a black stain, but I can't scrub it off. It's been there since we moved in. You are right! It must be mold or mildew coming up from underneath.
So we called around and got the best guy for the job.... We hope. And he and his son got to work.
This is what the mildew looked like under neath. YUMMY!!! One of the previous owners must have had a party in the tub and over flowed it. At least that's what I tell myself because I would rather believe it to be an over flowing tub that caused this mess rather than an overflowing toilet, and that for two years I have been living with rotting poo water. Plus, I'm pretty sure our toilets don't over flow. Believe me, we've tried.
This is their progress after the first day. Yes, they jabbed a hole in the wall as they tried to pull up the lino and sub flooring. Somebody glued it all down.... (Isn't that what they were supposed to do?)
He patched it up for us.
Just some lonely tile waiting for it's best friend Mr. Grout.
And here we are just one and half hours later - on the second day- all done... I love it, I think it looks beautiful. He re textured the wall and put the base boards back on. So we will need to putty the nail holes on the base boards and paint them and then caulk along the tops. And Matt doesn't know it yet, but he will be making a trip down to the crawl space to find the left over paint color. He just loves it down there!