Originally Posted by Nmcouture
Hey guys. Thanks for the reply. Before I read your reply I actually went out and put my water pressure regulator back on. Years ago the maintenance man here said I didn't need one since they keep the water regulated at around 40 psi. Well no Apparently not. Because no issues since I put it back on. Now I wonder if I still need to tear up the floor since I do believe it was mold. I did buy pure oregano oil and a good steam cleaner. Oregano oil kills mold and keeps it from spreading. I'll attempt this before the laborious task of replacing the floor.
IF putting the regulator on and no more issues have arisen, then it seems there was a leak while under higher pressure. I would look at fittings and see if you can determine where it was leaking. That fitting may be weakened and even tho you now are regulating the pressure, it may mean the fitting has been compromised. .. a water leak can cause so much damage, even after it's stopped. Until the wood is totally dried out, it will continue to degrade whatever it comes into contact with.
Good Luck.. glad it's not getting worse.