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November 28, 2012 11:41 PM Subscribe
Should we tell our landlord we're smelling wood rot after a leak he already knows about?
posted by Mertonian to home & garden (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Early this fall our kitchen hose underneath the sink sprung a leak and the water ran moderately fast for somewhere between fifteen and thirty minutes. It took three thirsty bath towels to mop up the water on the cupboard floor and we wondered how much had drained through the hole to whatever is below it. Now, in very cold weather, we're catching a faint smell of rotting wood in that area of the kitchen and especially underneath the sink.
We're renting, and we sense that cash flow is an issue for our landlord. If we try to live with it for his sake is it likely to do any structural damage or otherwise harm his investment? He was involved in the repair and knows about it. Basically, we don't want to bother him unless it's necessary, for his sake or for ours.