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Safety and maintenance of basement apartment in Northern California?

I am considering living in a basement apartment near a major fault line. Is this safe? [more inside]
posted by nilihm on Mar 24, 2014 - 13 answers

What are possible reasons that a basement would flood after snow melts?

What are the potential reasons you'd get water seeping into a basement after melting snow, but not after hard rains? Assume floors and carpets are drenched and soggy after a big snow melts, with water evident beneath linoleum, but there is not actual standing water. Would this be proof of a foundation crack? Also assume soil/earth outside the home is of a somewhat nonabsorbent quality, so that there are standing pools in the yard after each rain. Does this affect the diagnosis?
posted by third rail on Jan 30, 2014 - 7 answers

Advice on water damage, flood, cleanup and insurance.

Our finished basement flooded thanks to a backed up sink and the iron filter discharge running. As far as we've been able to discern, our insurance does cover this. We've had a cleanup crew sent out by the insurance company. However, I've got some concerns on how it's being handled, specifically that not enough and not enough of the right work is being done. [more inside]
posted by LANA! on Dec 17, 2013 - 7 answers

Flood Plains, Surveying, and Housing Projects

Recently I purchased a home that has acerage. Part of the acerage, part of the garage, and part of the lean-to are in the flood plain. The house and the rest of the land are not. Trying to figure out logistics between house projects, FEMA zones, and surveying. [more inside]
posted by aetg on Nov 27, 2013 - 9 answers

The Nile: It's not just a creek in Colorado

This year for Halloween I was going to be Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile. But then the Colorado floods happened. [more inside]
posted by cyndigo on Oct 15, 2013 - 9 answers

Should I buy this house, or not?

I'm looking at buying a house on the bayou, but am unsure whether the flood and flood insurance issues mean I should offer less, or just run. [more inside]
posted by atchafalaya on Oct 8, 2013 - 12 answers

Colorado Flooding, Uncle missing

My uncle and his brothers are camping in Estes park, no one has heard from them since Thursday, I'm just finding out now. My brother and I are in Denver (rest of the family is in St. Louis). What can we do? Where should we be looking to see if they've checked in anywhere? Are there any organizations listing names of people who have been rescued but are still without cell/Internet service, or does the fact that we haven't heard from them mean that they are likely still stranded somewhere? [more inside]
posted by philotes on Sep 14, 2013 - 7 answers

After a flood caused by fire hoses, what can be kept? What can't?

Firefighters put out a fire 2 floors above my apartment this week. Thankfully the fire didn't spread but my apartment suffered some water damage from the fire hoses. The water was smelly and brown, and got on some possessions. What can be cleaned and kept? What should be thrown out? [more inside]
posted by matcha action on Aug 10, 2013 - 11 answers

Basement door ruminations

We have a short (maybe 2/3, 3/4 standard height) door leading to the basement, and are contemplating making it a full-height door to have a separate entrance for a home office. Extending the door downwards seems to be the easiest option, but that will place it only a few inches above the basement floor, and I'm concerned about flooding. Is there a way to make this happen that will not increase the risk of flooding? [more inside]
posted by Behemoth on Aug 6, 2013 - 5 answers

Toilet flooded--is there anything I can do about it while I wait?

Maybe I should just bail out some water from the tank or something? Better explanation below. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Jan 27, 2013 - 10 answers

I was not insured for the flood, any recourse?

I was not insured for the flood, any recourse? [more inside]
posted by ebesan on Nov 4, 2012 - 5 answers

My rented basement apartment flooded and I can't live there anymore. What next?

I rent a basement apartment in Washington, DC in a neighborhood that recently experienced serious, repeated dirty water flooding due to issues with the water system (specifically, Bloomingdale). I evacuated amidst the first of three floods and I haven't lived there since. I don't believe I can move back in, so I'd like some help understanding what I am supposed to do next. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2012 - 3 answers

It's raining in the basement.

Sink overflowed in bathroom, it's raining in the basement, now what? [more inside]
posted by Ruthless Bunny on Jul 14, 2012 - 6 answers

Drowning in flood insurance legalese

I think I'm being scammed by my mortgage company to purchase flood insurance even though I feel certain I'm not in a flood zone. Do you have experience with this? Is their claim likely to be true? Is there an easy way for me to verify or disprove their claim? [more inside]
posted by kbar1 on Jun 10, 2012 - 17 answers

How to deal with a clogged foundation drain?

How to deal with a clogged foundation drain that's flooding my alley? [more inside]
posted by zvs on May 21, 2012 - 9 answers

bean+plate+car+rain=me

How to remove water from my car, specifically the carpets - they squish! [more inside]
posted by bendy on Feb 9, 2012 - 13 answers

Paying for cleanup NJ rental

Isn't my landlord responsible for payment in cleanup of heavy Hurricaine flood damage to rental? I was told to get Flood insurance for my possessions, which I have, with a limited policy I could only get with Management pulling strings. Now multimillionaire landlord wants me to pay for cleanup through my insurance (which doesn't cover that.) Is this legal in NJ?
posted by Summer05 on Aug 31, 2011 - 8 answers

What are my responsibilities and my landlord's responsibilities in the aftermath of a flood?

What are my responsibilities and my landlord's responsibilities in the aftermath of a flood? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2011 - 3 answers

Soaked HDD

Recovering data from a soaked HDD? [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Aug 30, 2011 - 11 answers

Hurricane advice for a friend in Staten Island

With Hurricane Irene approaching, what's the best course of action for someone still on the Staten Island shore? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Aug 27, 2011 - 23 answers

Apartment flood. What next?

My apartment flooded last night due to the unattended over-flowing toilet of the neighbor upstairs. Stuff is ruined and gross. I already called my rental insurance agent. Now what? In Brooklyn, NY. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Aug 9, 2011 - 6 answers

condo flood. rugs are soaked. AC or no...?

condo flood. rugs are soaked. AC or no...? [more inside]
posted by ps_im_awesome on Jun 27, 2011 - 8 answers

How do I stop my house from flooding?

Is there a way to prevent water flooding into the house as a result of heavy rain? [more inside]
posted by biochemist on May 26, 2011 - 17 answers

Choosing a mold remediation contractor

What questions should we ask while taking estimates from mold remediation specialists? [more inside]
posted by Orinda on Mar 28, 2011 - 2 answers

2001 VW Golf caught in flooding - now difficult to change gears

My 2001 VW Golf (1.6l manual) was caught in flash flooding on Friday. The car stalled in water that came up to a couple of inches past the level of the bottom of the doors. The car was in the water for about 15 minutes before some local residents helped me push the car out of the water. Luckily, the car started and I drove home. The next day I found it was (intermittently) difficult to change gears. Is it possible that water could have got into the transmission or some other part of the car effecting the transmission? Or is this just a coincidence and the well know problem with the Mk4 transmission has happened? Any advice is appreciated.
posted by hithere on Feb 5, 2011 - 9 answers

After all this I might go live in a tent on the beach...

After all this I might go live in a tent on the beach... [more inside]
posted by Mimzy on Jan 26, 2011 - 17 answers

It's raining in my living room. Help!

It's raining in Philadelphia and in the living room. What should we do? [more inside]
posted by coppermoss on Dec 12, 2010 - 13 answers

Smelly carpet smells like mildew - eww

How do I get the smell out of this recently flooded carpet? [more inside]
posted by jammy on Aug 5, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I buy a generator for my house?

Help me buy a generator! Degree of difficulty: 5-ton AC. [more inside]
posted by neilkod on May 27, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I protect my book library with renter's insurance?

How do I protect my book library with renter's insurance? [more inside]
posted by ollyolly on May 21, 2010 - 8 answers

Shitty situation.

Last night, at the restaurant I help manage, a drain pipe clogged. Raw sewage flooded the back rooms, bathrooms, kitchen, and half of the seating area of the first floor of the restaurant. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2010 - 14 answers

Ok to use a public insurance adjuster?

Flood! Will it be worthwhile for me to use a licensed public adjuster to handle a flood insurance claim? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Dec 23, 2009 - 2 answers

Dead iMac - How screwed am I?

My apartment flooded while I was away on vacation now my '07 iMac won't power up. So this is going to be a two-parter with specific questions about my computer and a general question about the nature of battery backups. [more inside]
posted by Bango Skank on Nov 24, 2009 - 11 answers

Here comes the rain

My basement is currently flooding. Anything I can do before it stops raining? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Nov 14, 2009 - 13 answers

Did I really just flood my car?

How easy is it to flood a car? I think I might have. Does it sound likely and what do I do next? [more inside]
posted by grablife365 on Oct 29, 2009 - 24 answers

Where did the water come from?

Miystery Leak in apartment that we just purchased...where could it be coming from and how to proceed to ensure it doesn't occur again? [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Oct 12, 2009 - 5 answers

That was mold ... right?

My apartment leaked, mold grew on the walls, and the maintenance guy just bleached off the outer layer ... right? [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer on Sep 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Offsetting sea level rise: An engineering idea of Biblical proportions

The seas are rising. Climate change has made it inevitable. I have a strange question... Assuming that world sea-level rises by 1 metre over the next hundred years - Would it be possible to cordon off a section of land, somewhere in the centre of a continent, and flood it to create an artificial ocean, thus reducing the consequences of the sea rise? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Sep 18, 2009 - 30 answers

Flood recovery options sans flood insurance

Flood recovery - What all do I need to be concerned with after my house flooded? [more inside]
posted by MysticMCJ on Aug 5, 2009 - 16 answers

Where is my "Oh shit" dashboard?

How do I understand floodplain maps? Just how high does the river near my house need to get before my house floods? [more inside]
posted by jlowen on Apr 30, 2009 - 14 answers

Basement flooded - who's responsible for it?

Need some landlord/tenant advice. Basement flooded and my insurance say it doesn't cover it due to negligence by the landlord. Full details inside. [more inside]
posted by thebwit on Feb 13, 2009 - 7 answers

How to make Gas company pay for water damage they caused?

The Gas Company installed a new meter this week and broke my sprinkler line. My house and garage are now slightly flooded and laminate flooring that was just installed 1 month ago is ruined. How to I make the Gas Co. pay for the repairs? [more inside]
posted by sirhensley on Oct 24, 2008 - 12 answers

You want money for what?

What are some free/public source of VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) based info? Carfax charges $20 to rehash (what I think is) public information. I'd like to gather sources so I can do it / offer it for free. Does anyone know of flood / salvage / etc sites I could grab the data from?
posted by razdrez on May 13, 2008 - 4 answers

Should I fix my flooded car or should I just get a new one?

Should I fix my flooded car or should I just get a new one? [more inside]
posted by kosmonaut on Mar 13, 2008 - 15 answers

Turn off Instiki spam/flood protection

Is there any way to stop spam protection on Instiki? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Feb 10, 2008 - 4 answers

San Francisco Storms

Should I be scared of these 3 big storms about to slam into San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by mto on Jan 2, 2008 - 42 answers

Is there anything we can do to help prevent or minimize flooding in a finished basement?

Is there anything we can do to help prevent or minimize flooding in a finished basement? [more inside]
posted by designmartini on Dec 22, 2007 - 7 answers

How can I keep my carpet dry?

Water is seeping out of my aquarium onto my rug. Is there anything I can use to absorb the water? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Nov 12, 2007 - 8 answers

How do you drain a slightly flooded basement on the cheap?

Wetvacing isn't working, are there any less frustrating ways to get low - but still really damaging- amounts of water out of a basement for preferably less then two hundred dollars? [more inside]
posted by sandswipe on May 6, 2007 - 16 answers

Getting rid of leak-induced smell in my apartment

A toilet two floors above me overflowed, resulting in a deluge of foul-smelling water. What can I do about the unholy stench? [more inside]
posted by Marit on Apr 1, 2007 - 14 answers

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