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    Any dry wall reapair folks on here?

    A pipe burst in the tenants bathroom upstairs from us. the result was water flodding into our bedroom. I drilled some drain holes into the cieling, unfortunaly when I checked on it this morning chunks of the cieling were falling down. I would say a 5x5 foot area of ceiling and insulation is soaked. I tore some of the wet gyprock to allow a heater a fan to dry it out...but I think most of the cieling and insulation is gonna need to be ripped out and replaced. Anyone on here do this kinda work proffesionally, or know someone that does? I am a renter, so the landlord would be the one shelling out the dough to clean this mess. My biggest concern, other than the fact that my wife now have our bedroom set up in the living room, is the mold growing in between the floors. As well as moisture around the eltrical for the light.

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    yep, make sure that all the insulation is replaced, dont let them cheap out. any drywall that got wet needs to be cut out too, mold grows in that shit like no tommorow. dont let them cheap out or you'll be breathing that shit, not fun, i still have lung problems from exposure to mold when i was a kid (extended period, yada yada, but still).

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    you could call canstar restorations i guess theyre located in poco I used to work for them great bunch of guys Phone: 604-944-1461
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    Random thoughts ....

    Definitely there should be pros involved, Edenvale (Edendale?) and OnSite (Onside?) are a couple that come to mind.

    The landlord's insurance should be covering it, and it won't be cheap.

    There should already be drying going on!! big fans and dehumidifiers..
    mould and fungus are a real possibility and concern.

    Don't know what to say if your landlord's not moving by now, perhaps a call to the health authority in your city.

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    I've remodelled my entire basement and built extra rooms in my house. Done drywall, electrical, plumbing, framing, tiling, painting, etc.

    Since you are a renter, I would leave it to the professionals to deal with. OnSide is a respectable company. So is Phoenix restorations. Let the pros deal with it and let the landlord foot the bill. Better sooner than later.

    problem solved.

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    thanks for the advice guys. its shit like this that makes me hate the fact that I am still renting. if it were my own place I woulda ripped the whole fucking cieling down by now, and rebuilt it...but I have a stingy landlord Who I know what have a fit if the bill started to run too high. As far as I am concerned its her problem, and needs to be fixed properly no matter what the expense.

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    So why are you renting?
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    Ever heard of black mold?

    My last place that I rented, flooded anytime it rained to hard, result was the drywall got wet and was chronically wet. Wet dry wall breeds mold!

    GET OUT!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saturnin View Post
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    Have the grey water lines in the photo cut out and replaced while they're at it. They are notorious for bursting. You can replace with a Pex pipe that has an oxygen barrier to prevent what those grey pipes are known for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alternateimpact View Post
    thanks for the advice guys. its shit like this that makes me hate the fact that I am still renting. if it were my own place I woulda ripped the whole fucking cieling down by now, and rebuilt it...but I have a stingy landlord Who I know what have a fit if the bill started to run too high. As far as I am concerned its her problem, and needs to be fixed properly no matter what the expense.
    You're absolutely right that it's her problem. She can have a fit if she wants to, but she's legally obligated to fix the damage immediately. This is from TRAC (Tenants Resource and Advisory Centre http://www.tenants.bc.ca/factsheets/....htm#repairs):)

    "The law says a landlord must keep a place healthy, safe and 'suitable for occupation.' Your landlord has to make any repairs that are needed for your health and safety.
    Your landlord is responsible for repairing:

    heating
    plumbing
    electricity
    locks
    walls, floors and ceilings (including water leaks or holes)..."
    "When in doubt, FLAT OUT!"

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    Mold is only an issue where there's trapped moisture or long term moisture in closed in spaces. Drywall and plaster is actually very pourous and as long as there isn't a long term leak in the cieling there won't be any mold growing in there. This was a one time deal. Repair the ceiling and carry on. Not a biggie.

    Now if the ceiling had caved in due to a long term small drip that kept the area in there wet for months then I'd be worried.

    I know that mold is a serious factor WHEN IT OCCURS but folks see mold in every incident these days. Chances are far more likely that there's more mold on your (and my) bathroom walls right now than there is in that leaky cieling.
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    I rent out my place....every month I collect rent I ask the guys if anything needs to be addressed. It's the Landlords responsibility 100% to take care of it. Even if they're ignorant and don't know better (like the toilet running for a month), and I only noticed when my water bill tripled.


    If you get any grief at all from the landlord, you can file a complaint, and if so don't waste any TIME either. Ignorant people should be SHUT Down.

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