Emergency Disaster Under Kitchen Sink! Is it DIYable? Can't Afford

Hello, everyone, I had a complete cockroach infestation in my kitchen and the smell filled all my cupboards. After investigating the source of the infestation, I found a leak in my kitchen sink that rot the entire sheetrock to crumbles and almost the whole middle cabinet. We fixed the leak and tore down all the rotten sheetrock and cabinet we could get to. It ended up being the entire back sheetrock, the entire back wall and floor of the cabinet, the whole toekick, and half of the cabinet's both side panels. I was told by the cabinet company I brought. I needed to tear down the whole cabinet, not just the middle one to be safe and sanitize. All three quotes I had were from seven to ten grand, and there is no way I can afford anywhere near this. I was wondering how I could go about a DIY. Since the cabinet is still in place, I don't think I can place a new sheetrock from underneath, especially with the pipes and everything in the way. Is there a spreadable drywall compound I could use that is not plaster since plaster is for small holes? And I suppose just buying wood for the back, side, tops of the cabinet, and a new toekick? Here is a picture of the situation. It looks as if I also have some type of black mold already in the area? ​ https://preview.redd.it/psq4uj0h2tc61.jpg?width=4032&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=b490d80fddc5a25ec186bbecd4228d732d021cbb ​ https://preview.redd.it/db5sc0nw5tc61.jpg?width=4032&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=e5fa695d3ca7bf1e2a73a5fa833b72ebf4ebe86f ​ https://preview.redd.it/auy6bdlx5tc61.jpg?width=4032&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=c8989158eef6afa849a38f310342104908486af4 Expanded view ^^ so you can see type of cabinet set up I have ^^ Thank you for the help! submitted by /u/UpstairsMachine0 [link] [comments]

Emergency Disaster Under Kitchen Sink! Is it DIYable? Can't Afford
Emergency Disaster Under Kitchen Sink! Is it DIYable? Can't Afford

Hello, everyone, I had a complete cockroach infestation in my kitchen and the smell filled all my cupboards. After investigating the source of the infestation, I found a leak in my kitchen sink that rot the entire sheetrock to crumbles and almost the whole middle cabinet. We fixed the leak and tore down all the rotten sheetrock and cabinet we could get to.

It ended up being the entire back sheetrock, the entire back wall and floor of the cabinet, the whole toekick, and half of the cabinet's both side panels. I was told by the cabinet company I brought. I needed to tear down the whole cabinet, not just the middle one to be safe and sanitize. All three quotes I had were from seven to ten grand, and there is no way I can afford anywhere near this.

I was wondering how I could go about a DIY. Since the cabinet is still in place, I don't think I can place a new sheetrock from underneath, especially with the pipes and everything in the way. Is there a spreadable drywall compound I could use that is not plaster since plaster is for small holes? And I suppose just buying wood for the back, side, tops of the cabinet, and a new toekick?

Here is a picture of the situation. It looks as if I also have some type of black mold already in the area?

https://preview.redd.it/psq4uj0h2tc61.jpg?width=4032&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=b490d80fddc5a25ec186bbecd4228d732d021cbb

https://preview.redd.it/db5sc0nw5tc61.jpg?width=4032&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=e5fa695d3ca7bf1e2a73a5fa833b72ebf4ebe86f

https://preview.redd.it/auy6bdlx5tc61.jpg?width=4032&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=c8989158eef6afa849a38f310342104908486af4

Expanded view ^^ so you can see type of cabinet set up I have ^^

Thank you for the help!

submitted by /u/UpstairsMachine0
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