We recently bought a home built in 2013. Since moving in we have found that the master shower stall leaks. In the month we have lived here we have noticed that the wall on both sides of the shower stall are discoloring from the floor up about 6 inches and that the linoleum floor is lifting at the shower stall edge.

What should we do?

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    Find and fix the leak. Probably lift the floor(possible replace) and dry out. Apply bleach and clean the walls. Adding pictures will let others give better answers.
    – crip659
    Commented Jan 6 at 23:39
  • Added pics for assistance
    – Leigh Hart
    Commented Jan 8 at 0:07
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    Welcome to Home Improvement, please take the tour. Your question is too broad and needs to be focused on one specific issue. If you need assistance in finding the leak, please edit to focus on that. If you've found the leak and need to know how to fix it, please refocus the question on that. Once you've taken care of all that, then ask a new question about whether things can be fixed or need to be replaced. I've provided a very generic answer to your very generic question even though your question needs to be more focused.
    – FreeMan
    Commented Jan 8 at 14:50

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The standard answer for "what do I do when there's water where it shouldn't be" is:

  1. Stop using the offending leak producing plumbing.
  2. Find and fix the leak.
  3. Dry, repair and replace as appropriate any water damaged materials.

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