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Man requests help after discovering mushrooms growing outside his bathroom

Saturday, 01/07/2023, 19:07 (GMT+7)

An Australian homeowner has reached out for help after stumbling upon a disturbing sight. 

He posted a picture that captured an unsettling finding: mushrooms sprouting growing out of the carpet outside their ensuite bathroom.

A photo went viral, the post displayed two petite, mustard-colored mushrooms emerging from a crevice in the carpet.

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He posted in the group “Cleaning & Organising Inspiration Australia.”.Then, the homeowner mentioned that the mushrooms had appeared within a few hours.

“Somebody please help! My ensuite is on the border of our carpet and it keeps getting wet and growing mushrooms!” 

“How can I get rid of the damp carpet there to stop this happening?”

“They weren’t there this morning! By 3 pm when I got home they were this big!” he adds.

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Man requests help after discovering mushrooms growing outside his bathroom

The homeowner's post received fanatical comments from internet users, advising him to prepare himself for an expensive and time-consuming cleanup

Sharing their own experience, one user stated, 'We have experienced the same issue. It may be his bathroom shower had a leak, that caused the support structures of the wall to decay. This is one of the reasons why moisture is present.

Other people shared that they had to end up spending $30,000 on renovating the shower and termite treatment, while their insurance didn't cover the expenses.

Other advice given was that he should call a plumber immediately to identify and address the source of the leak, as delaying it could lead to more extensive damage.

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 One person emphasized that the "Bathroom is not waterproofed properly that’ll need to be gutted and redone and the carpet needs replacing". 

Another individual concurred, adding, "The bathroom lacks proper waterproofing, necessitating a complete gutting and renovation. Additionally, the carpet needs to be replaced."

One of them also reported that the real source should be found because he couldn't see mold spores in that room, which is really dangerous. 

 

He also received numerous recommendations to contact his insurance company, as he would likely be covered by insurance and potentially satisfied with the outcome. 

According to Ambrose Construct Group, an Australian-based building company shared that: “The real danger of mushrooms growing inside the house is they are a sign of a significant moisture problem that could support the more harmful growth of black mold.”