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Thread: Water damage to molding in Bedroom along floor due to WH seal

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    Water damage to molding in Bedroom along floor due to WH seal

    Almost a year and we notice a little puddle of water in the bedroom along the floor.
    After a closer look the floor to wall molding was deteriorated along the first foot from the water heater.
    After a closer look around the WH I was able to trace it back to the WH seal around the exterior wall had gaps at all the corners.
    We have been having a lot of severe rain here along the Gulf coast so the leak revealed itself.

    Contacted GD and sent them pictures and requested a length of new molding to replace and they quickly got back to me and a piece of molding is on the way for me to repair.

    This is our 1st warranty request small but simply handled. That's an plus for me.

    Oh I did reseal the exterior and keeping an eye on it to make sure.
    Still having lots of rain daily so that should give it a good test.
    Dana & Janet H.
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    Keep an eye on the flooring for future damage from being at. Good that your filed a claim it will help if there is a problem in the area in the near future
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    Most certainly will, I'm waiting on the new molding to come and before removing water damaged piece and observe that wall to floor area.
    If I recall the sub floor is marine grade or at least exterior grade which offers protection against water.
    At this point I think is is only a minimum issue and hopefully only the molding has been damaged.
    The area under the WH looked pretty decent as best as I could tell with a light and mirror. The very corner showed signs of water damage, but that is the framing of the wardrobe and a little harder wood than the molding material.
    I plan to probe the area with a awl to determine if there is deeper damage.
    Dana & Janet H.
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    Be aware that sealants are technically only warranted for 90 days.

    Sealant is a maintenance item.
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