Toilet leak after tile job. How to repair to prevent mold growth
We had someone retile an upstairs bathroom floor just over a week ago. Today we noticed that there was water on the ceiling of the bathroom directly underneath the one that was tiled so we knew the tilers didn't properly seat the toilet right. Their project manager said the tiler didn't use a thick enough (or double) wax ring so the toilet didn't squish into the wax. My question is how should the repair be handled? We had mold in the wall of a bathroom before and it was a quite a nightmare to remove and repair, so our main concern is that their be no opportunity for mold to grow up in there. Does the damp ceiling wallboard need to be replaced or just dried out, kilzed and painted? How do we know if water penetrated the backer board or plywood floor underneath the tile enough to cause mold when sealed back up? Does tile or backer board need to come up just to be safe? Thanks for expertise you can share!