Construction Going On

02/06/2012 @ 12:33 AM | General with 3 Comments | Print This Post

And it’s not by choice either. Apparently the owners side is falling apart. First her water heater busted twice which prompted my utility wall to grow mold and she never fixed it. Now apparently she has leaking pipes all over according to one person. They said it was the pipes under her sink which would coincide with my kitchen wall. No damage going on on my side. However, her boyfriend went crawling under her side and saw the wet wood which is below her water heater area in the utility room which buts up against my utility room wall.

This then prompts the removal of part of the wall as you can see in the first picture so they can look to see if they can actually see the leak around any of the pipes. Well, sure enough one of the pipes does drip, about 1 drip every 30 seconds at the elbow. Okay, put a tupperware container underneath it to catch the water so it doesn’t keep saturating the wood which is seen in the second picture. However, there is a problem, it fills it up pretty fast and over flows to poor onto the wood anyways. I’ve already emptied it 3 times today and will probably go in there in a couple hours and dump it out again and put it back.

I guess the walls gonna get fixed now but not after they rip more out to sauder the one elbow joint first and then leave it open to make sure nothing else is leaking. At least it is not inside my place. My utility room is outside my place.


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Comments

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    Rebecca
    Twitter: RebeMecomber
    // February 6th, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Water leaks are heinous. HATE THEM. One way you can control where the water goes– tie a string around the pipe and hang the string over a bucket. It’s an old-timer’s trick and it does work. Hope this gets fixed soon. Mold ain’t nothing to fool around with. If your landlady balks, have your insurance company take a look or threaten her that you have allergies or a reaction to mold. That usually works real fast.

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    Blueyes™
    Twitter: blueyestm
    // February 6th, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Luckily, the portion of the wall they cut out was the section where all the mold was. It was there for about 2-3 years so it technically never would have gotten done had there not been that leak on her side. She sucks as an owner.

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    Hilary // February 7th, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    construction is the worst… hang in there