Plumbing Question

Tips for drying out flooring damaged by a leak

There was a leak in our bath waste and over a few days a lot of water escaped into the flooring of our flat.

The water seems to have soaked the under floor foam / insulation until it was saturated and then has begun to rise up from a carpeted area next to the bathroom. This was how we first noticed the problem.

The leak was fixed today and there is no more water escaping, however the floor is saturated and needs to dry.

More and more water keeps rising from the carpet, should we expect this to happen as it is the only place the water can escape to (the rest of the floor is tiled)?

What is the best way to get the water to evaporate without causing too much damage?

How many days should we expect to have to wait before the water begins to recede and we see an improvement?

1 Answer

hire a dehumidifier which will take out the water very quickly or try a wet and dry vacuum Dave

Answered 29th Aug 2015

DB Ward & Co

Member since 2 Jun 2015

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