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Old 07-23-2015, 06:52 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I am new to this forum. Today we were looking at a distressed property and were shocked when we walked in to see that the master bedroom floors were completely covered in water despite the fact that the water had been shut off there. There was also a second small patch of water in the hallway outside the master bedroom by itself. It was also quite hot in the house at about 80 degrees or so. I'm not sure if that could have anything to do with it. Also, apparently the floors were stained after the foreclosure.

Can anyone comment on the following:

1) What might be causing a problem like this
2) What are the fixes for said problems (how much do they cost)
3) Whether the hardwood floors here need to be replaced.

Any input would be greatly appreciated. This place is our dream home but we don't know how big a problem this could potentially be.

Thanks in advance,
Jim
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If un-occupied and the structure is not heated or cooled, tomorrow at approximately the same time of day check the dew point temperature at your nearest National Weather Service Station by entering your zip code ( upper left ) then check the floor temperature.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...1#.VbF8W_m5W1s

Unless the maid just wet mopped the floor prior to your inspection it may be condensation on that beautiful waxed floor.
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Right now the dewpoint is 55 degrees F and I was just at this place an hour ago. What will this information tell me?
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Also another question I have is how do I go about diagnosing the problem? Who would be the best person to call to have a look at this?
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I would run not walk away from this one.
Once again no location in your profile or mentioned in your post.
That's a huge amount of water on the floor!
That house has some real issues.
No way is just high humidy, or lack of a vapor barrier causing that much moisture.
Moisture is the enemy of wood floors.
Tempature has nothing do do with that issue.
No one here has all the info so there no way to even guess what the cost would be.
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Unless the maid just wet mopped the floor prior to your inspection

That may be good guess. The way the water is beaded up looks like someone may have mopped (sloppily) and walked away. High humidity and no AC could take awhile to dry

for on-site professional help bring in a certified home inspector
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Right now the dewpoint is 55 degrees F and I was just at this place an hour ago. What will this information tell me?
Both DP temperature and floor surface temperature can change enough in an hour to be of little value. To determine if condensation is the culprit the air dew point temperature and the floor surface temperature need to be checked at the time moisture appears.
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My location is Chicago. Sorry for lack of details.
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Edit your profile and insert your location. It's one of the most relevant pieces of info in a question like this and people are gonna miss it if it's only in post #9.

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Edit your profile and insert your location. It's one of the most relevant pieces of info in a question like this and people are gonna miss it if it's only in post #9.

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Okay so it sounds like my best bet is to hire a certified home inspector. Any other suggestions?
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