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# 36733 1-Jul-2009 09:53
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Hi, our room is leaking water during last Sunday night strom from underneath(a studio).
The carpet is really really damp as you can see water comeing out when step on.

We are using a dehumifier from Warehouse now, which hasn't done much dureing the last few days
and I am worrying about all the stuff in that room now-- a few computers, clothes, books etc.

I've just borrowed a much bigger one and not sure is this one going to working?

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  # 229806 1-Jul-2009 10:01
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It should work, I had a flooded bedroom, due to plumbing, and set up two $200 dehumifiers in there for a week with the door closed. It's bone dry now :D

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  # 229809 1-Jul-2009 10:03
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rscole86: It should work, I had a flooded bedroom, due to plumbing, and set up two $200 dehumifiers in there for a week with the door closed. It's bone dry now :D


1.Remember to frequently empty those;
2.Remember to get the problem fixed too...





 
 
 
 


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  # 229827 1-Jul-2009 10:21
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1) I emptied them every day when I got home from work.
2) Plumber was there within 6 hours of us noticing, and will be back in a month to replace all pipes in house.

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  # 229830 1-Jul-2009 10:25
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Dehumidifiers work better when the room is warm, so pop a heater in there too. Not a gas heater though, obviously ;)



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  # 229835 1-Jul-2009 10:30
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Thanks guys.

Already had a couple of builders checked, and they are not sure about the reasons (Where exactly is the problem), but
they all agreed that the room and carpet need dried, and after remove the carpet to have a look.

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  # 229838 1-Jul-2009 10:35
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Do you have insurance?

We have just had a problem and the insurance company arranged a company to dry it all out before the repairs took place.



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  # 229965 1-Jul-2009 15:19
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I am not the owner, just lived here. But apparently, they already have another leakage haven't been sort out with the insurance company. I am moving out soon anyway.

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  # 229971 1-Jul-2009 15:49
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pstar008: Thanks guys.


Already had a couple of builders checked, and they are not sure about the reasons (Where exactly is the problem), but

they all agreed that the room and carpet need dried, and after remove the carpet to have a look.


If you are going to lift the carpet, (and underlay), then it would seem duplication to spend a small fortune on Electricity to dry it out by using dehumdifyer, when you could probaby jsut roll it up and squeeze a fairly large chunk of the moisture out of it.

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  # 229997 1-Jul-2009 16:31
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Put a heater in there and open the windows for the first day (as long as it's not raining outside) or point a fan in from the doorway t get drier air from the rest of the house (get as much air moving in and out of the room) put newspapers down and walk all over them.

Throw the newspaper away outside and then shut the windows, run a convection or oil or even fan (be careful with the fan heater) heater on low and a dehumidifier and shut the door, It should be dry in a day or two. Also mop the windows as much as possible, in this freezing weather they should get nice at wet and "assist" the dehumidifier quite remarkably..




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  # 230010 1-Jul-2009 16:57
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paradoxsm: Put a heater in there and open the windows for the first day (as long as it's not raining outside) or point a fan in from the doorway t get drier air from the rest of the house (get as much air moving in and out of the room) put newspapers down and walk all over them.



Throw the newspaper away outside and then shut the windows, run a convection or oil or even fan (be careful with the fan heater) heater on low and a dehumidifier and shut the door, It should be dry in a day or two. Also mop the windows as much as possible, in this freezing weather they should get nice at wet and "assist" the dehumidifier quite remarkably..





Yeah, I actually put lots of used carboard boxes on top of carpet to absorb water, but it didn't works well as it sort of stop the water evaporate, and not very good at absort water. I also tried  fan heaters, as mentioned, I thought hight temperature will help evaporate as well, I am doing it with doors closed and it  began developed fungi smell over night.

Now a improved version:
1. Newspaper works better than carboard boxes and I need throw wet newspapers right away after it getting wet.
2. If weather is good, I will open all the doors and us fan heater as fan only to creat right air flows.
3. during night, or raining weather, it is probably a good idea to close the doors and windows and using dehumidifier, and heater probably don't make much difference. Heat helps evaporate, but runs it over night is too costly and dangerous as well (?).

We will see in a couple of days.

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  # 230013 1-Jul-2009 17:06
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You could just bite the bullet and rent one of these for a day from a hire company for about $50

carpet drier

http://www.generalhire.co.nz/?a=784&t=720&View=FullStory&CategoryName=Heaters%2FFans+-+Carpet+Fan&productID=3810

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  # 230026 1-Jul-2009 18:23
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Use the newspaper just to absorb the water in the early stages stand on it and let itsit for a couple of hours, used to work great with our boots in days gone by.,best to open it on nice days and get the free airflow though, close it up and heat/dehumidify at night now probably.

$50 a day hireage for a fan thing, I'm in the wrong business!!!
Our plumber just finished our leaky shower, what a hack-job and "no you aren't taking the old mixer, it only needs o-rings", maybe I should look at that instead.



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  # 230220 2-Jul-2009 11:23
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The big hair dryer thing is something I though should exist and it is not even expensive!

But at this stage I am happy as what I did and already moved most stuff I think important out. As the
owner are unwilling to do anything about the situation, I am not going to invest more time and my money
to do that.

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