Bathroom flooded - what do we need to do?
June 15, 2014 3:25 PM Subscribe
Our bathroom flooded today when a sink plugged up and was left on for 10 to 15 minutes. We've cleaned up the water, but it's an upstairs bathroom, and water got into a light fixture in the main floor and a few gallons got into the basement (through the HVAC system, I think). What do we need to do?
posted by Happydaz to Home & Garden (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We've towel dried the bathroom. There's carpet right outside the bathroom, and about 10 square feet of it was very soaked. When we first discovered the problem, there was maybe 2 to 3 inches of standing water on the bathroom floor, which is linoleum. My guess is the water made its way downhill through the carpet/linoleum gap. We towel dried the carpet too. I've got 3 or 4 fans running right now. There's not any more water in the light fixture. There's still a few drops coming down from the HVAC in the basement. The house is 100 years old with various renovations. My biggest concerns are 1) dry rot, 2) structural damage and 3) carpet damage/mold.
Is this worth calling my insurance agent? ServPro? Our basement gets somewhat flooded from time to time due to drainage from the back porch up the hill, so water in the basement is really the least of our concerns. (There's a small puddle right now, that's it.)