I came home to my ceiling leaking brown water this evening. After a few phone calls from me to the 24/7 answering service my landlord has set up, a maintenance man finally showed up. He deduced that the hot water pipes in the floor between my ceiling an my neighbor to the north's floor had burst.
Meanwhile my counters, appliances drywall ceiling/wall/electrical outlets/lights and wood floors are soaked. The maintenance man said he turned off the water flow to the burst pipe, and said he would return tomorrow to ensure the walls/ceiling had dried, but I'm not comfortable with that response --- I feel that all of the waterlogged drywall/floor should be replaced and the appliances should be replaced.
What do I do? Should I call a lawyer? Should I write/mail a certified letter to the landlord?
I'd like action now, but feel like I'm being out by the wayside. Please help!
posted by thankyoumuchly
on Nov 5, 2011 -
What districts/streets/apartment buildings do you suggest I check out on my mini-vacation to Raleigh, North Carolina. I plan on moving there in the near future and I want to find a place that's in the middle of the action. [more inside]
posted by my_impermanence
on Dec 12, 2008 -
I have to do a mix tape at work and the subject that I got lumbered with was songs about communal living. Assitance in this matter would be greatly appreciated! [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov
on May 16, 2007 -
My tiny studio apartment is driving me crazy. No matter what I do, the place looks cluttered. Are there resources out there for a guy like me? [more inside]
posted by indiebass
on Apr 10, 2007 -