I prefer to sleep unsquashed by bathtubs.
April 11, 2011 3:28 PM Subscribe
How worried should I be about the possibility of a bathtub killing me in my sleep? I wish I were joking.
posted by prefpara to home & garden (46 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Hi, I live in a building owned by a famous NYC slumlord. Pipes burst in my building so often that the fire department is investigating (since we tenants keep calling them over to shut off the water). Twice, a pipe has burst directly above my bedroom, resulting in brown ceiling rain soaking my bedding. The most recent time this happened (a few weeks ago) the pipe burst in the apartment two levels above mine (4). This caused the ceiling in the below apartment (3) to collapse. I live below that apartment (2). My ceiling got some water, but not as much as 3. I happen to know that 3's bathroom/kitchen (yes) is directly above my bed. So if my ceiling/3's floor collapsed, a bathtub would fall on my bed.
What... do I do... about this? Should I be unconcerned since I got less water and my ceiling has not already collapsed? Or should I be super concerned because there's probably mold weakening it and it might snap at any time?
I move out in June. I want to live to see June. Please advise.