Help! Managing a window leak overnight, need ideas about the best way to keep the water off the floors.
One of the sliding doors in my house has developed an annoying leak, where water comes in between the interior door frame and the door. Yes, I need to get this investigated, but I need strategies for tonight, to collect the water and try to keep it off my wood floors.
Unlike your average roof leak, this water does not fall directly downwards, so I can just collect it in a bucket. The water falls down and hits the glass door, then slides down the glass and onto the bottom part of the door frame. This makes it almost impossible to collect in a pan or bucket, as the water just oozes along the window frame and the top of the pan, and much of it goes straight onto the floor. I have been laying towels on the floor, smooshed up against the door, with pans on top, to collect the drips which fall straight down. A lot of the water is getting soaked up by the towels though, and I am rotating them out, spin drying them, tumble drying them, then rotating them back in again. This seems pretty ridiculous. I just want to collect water in pans or buckets and get some sleep tonight, rather than mopping up and running back and forth to the washer/dryer every hour.
Any ideas on a better way to collect the water so it goes into pans, not buckets? A way to divert the water away from the glass? Here's a photo of the water hitting the glass
, here's a photo of the water falling into the pans and towels.