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Old 08-24-2009, 10:28 AM   #1
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I am currently in college, living in a handicap room, with no one currently handicapped living here as well. the shower is built with barely any lip at all, making a quarter inch, to allow for a wheel chair to roll in. We have 5 guys using the shower, and water is leaking out to the point where it soaks the entire bathroom. We cant do anything drastic obviously, as we are only living here for a year. We need to do something cheap and easy, and removable by the end of the semester. Any help would be great.

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Can you clarify "leaking out"?

First and foremost I would make sure your drain is operating freely and properly. If water is pooling around your feet by the end of your shower to the point the barrier is overflowing then the drain is clogged and you simply need to unclog it. Oftentimes there is a screw holding the drain cover in place. If so, remove it and clean out the drain. It's gonna be gross, but ya gotta do it. IMHO pouring chemicals down it is a poor second choice and nowhere near as effective.

If the drain is clean and operating properly and it is still overflowing the barrier, or if it is leaking from anywhere else...well, it just shouldn't. I would strongly recommend talking to your landlord. That much water on the bathroom floor will lead to water damage and if you don't give him/her a head's up, it may come back to bite you.


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Yep, It's the landlords problem to fix. Call him now but also write him a note with your next rent payment. In the note make sure you state the water is leaking and could cause damage to the property. Keep a copy and note on it when you sent it. That way you aren't on the hook.
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thanks both of you. I will be sure to let him know, and wipe my hands clean.
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