Well, It’s Gotten Worse

02/08/2012 @ 12:04 AM | General with 3 Comments | Print This Post

Apparently a real plumber came to the property today to check out the leak and of course more wall came down after moving and unhooking my washer and dryer. A lot of water damage to the wood and more mold going down the wall that we couldn’t see because of my washer. Apparently the water is leaking from atop the water heater because she did not have a plumber to put it in. Now mind you this is the 3rd water heater she has had to purchase because hers keep failing for whatever reason.

So now there is a fan blowing air in the hole to dry out the wood as they have some makeshift crap going on to get the water to go on the cement which now puddles everywhere. I mean at least it’s not INSIDE my place. Luckily my utility room is outside the house which I actually don’t like but now I’m glad it is there. I was also told by the owner that the plumber told her she would need to replace some of the 2 x 4’s too. That’s not gonna be cheap but while they are at it fixing the wall back up maybe they ought to actually put a firewall up between the properties like there is supposed to be to begin with.

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    Lynne // February 8th, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Oh wow! I do hope for your sake that they get it good & dry and replace all the wood. I agree with you, it looks like the perfect opportunity for the owner to put in the firewall as per code!

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    Rebecca @ FreakyFrugalite.com
    Twitter: RebeMecomber
    // February 9th, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    That’s pretty ugly. Too bad your landlady isn’t handy. She’s going to wind up spending hundreds of dollars (maybe thousands) when, if she did it herself, would cost about $100 in materials, not including the hot water heater. It’s not hard to install a hot water heater, so she must have had some real goofball do it.

    If things are not up to snuff with codes, you can always make an anonymous call to your local codes department asking for an inspection. Or, if you have renter’s insurance, have the agent stop by for a “policy update” where he “mistakenly” sees the damage there.

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    Twitter: blueyestm
    // February 10th, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    The plumber fixed it for $91. There was a hole near the top of the pipe where it rotted through. I didn’t know copper pipes could rot. Maybe rust? I still haven’t gone back in there to look. I think they were supposed to put another wall back up today. I have to clean out my washer to use it because the idiots didn’t cover the top with the plethora of towels I have in there that I use for the dog beds. Its just really annoying.