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gizmo26uk 12-25-2005 07:15 AM

Flooded my bathroom
I did a rather silly thing the other night, started to run a bath then fell asleep, resulting in a rather flooded bathroom which soaked through the floor and dripped down into the kitchen too. I put a fan heater in to dry the carpet but the underlay and floorboards were still wet so I have now taken up the carpet in the bathroom, left the underlay down and put a fan heater in the bathroom to dry the place out but it still smells damp (this was 2 days ago I flooded it)
Can I ask is it worth continuing with the fan heater and leaving the window open or should I ditch the underlay and carpet and replace completely?

jproffer 12-25-2005 08:16 AM

Sounds like a good time to get away from carpet in the bathroom...and now you know why a lot of people don't like it in there anyway:) With a little research (or a lot of it),a little patience, and a little practice you can install ceramic tile in there yourself, in most cases that will cost less than having a pro come and stretch in carpet. And if you go back to carpet, who knows when it will get wet again..and you're back to square one.

Before you say it, I will:D ..."ceramic tile is cold when you step out of the shower". And to that I here.

Darylh 01-02-2006 12:28 PM

Couldnt agree more, ditch the carpet, tile floors "the best" second choice would be Lino if your into that.

jmic 01-02-2006 03:12 PM

While your at it check to see why the overflow drain on the tub doesn't work.:)

CGofMP 01-03-2006 10:54 PM


While your at it check to see why the overflow drain on the tub doesn't work
+1 !!!!

Had that been working you would never have had to post the question this time.

Or NEXT time ;)

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