Rental roof leak quandary
June 5, 2010 12:54 PM Subscribe
Our rental just suffered a serious roof leak. What should we know and do concerning the needed repairs?
We're on the top floor. The drains on the flat roof were blocked and water collected and leaked overhead. We were alerted by a large, saturated area in our living room. When a maintenance man cut into this water drained out. Insulation is wet.
Part 1) We believe the complex will hire a drywall specialist to fix the ceiling and wonder whether anything more should be done to dry things out. We're in a wooded area that tends to be damp anyway and we want to avoid unpleasant microbes and make sure our insulation remains effective. Part 2) Do you have any tips for getting this work done without unduly stressing an overwhelmed complex management?