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Old Mar 22nd, 2017, 14:00 PM   1
MrsMurphy2Be
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Help! Bathroom floor sagging, water dripping through ceiling below!


This morning, I noticed a drip from my kitchen ceiling. I also could see that it is sort of bulging (its not flat, like a huge weight is on it)
This evening there are a couple of spots from where it is dripping. And I noticed that there is a pretty big gap between my bath and the floor, which is obviously sagging. The bottom of the bath isn't sealed, should it be?

I have let the landlord know but not sure they think it is urgent. I'm now scared to have a shower, in case the floor collapses! Is it safe for me to take a shower?!



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2017, 14:26 PM   2
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Oh no! No I don't think it's safe, I'm not sure if the bottom of the bath needs to be sealed, a pipe may be leaking. So scary I hope it's sorted soon!



 
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Old Mar 23rd, 2017, 03:04 AM   3
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Hoe it gets sorted. If it's sagging it can be best to put a tiny hall in the ceiling and the water will drain through that and stop the ceiling collapsing



 
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Old Mar 23rd, 2017, 03:39 AM   4
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We had this and YES the ceiling did collapse! The bath drain outlet thing where the plug goes was leaking so had been slwly filling up the ceiling below. Let the landlord know immediately as it may have electrical wires sitting in the puddle. The hole in the ceiling is a good idea but if its not your property I would only do this with the owners permission,



 
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Old Mar 23rd, 2017, 05:25 AM   5
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Oh jeezo, thanks ladies!
Still not heard from landlord. The agency (go between) messaged me last night to say the landlord was arranging a plumber and had my number... but they havent contacted me.

Terrified to do the dishes in case the ceiling collapses on me! (dripping right above the sink)



 
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Old Mar 23rd, 2017, 05:51 AM   6
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This happened in my grandparents house and the ceiling did fall through. It was a leaking pipe that caused it but it also caused electrical damage and pretty much the whole house had to be few wired because of it! They initially made a hole in the 'bulge' to drain it but as they did that the whole of the kitchen ceiling fell through. Don't have a bath, contact the agency and tell them you need it seen to today as you are unable to bathe your children or use the bathroom safely. The landlord needs to treat it as an emergency for his own good aswell as yours. Hope it gets sorted quickly. X



 
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Old Mar 23rd, 2017, 06:55 AM   7
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Oh dear, that doesn't sound safe. Is there anywhere you can stay in the meantime? I would keep pestering the agency/landlord. Surely it's in their best interests to get it sorted ASAP before it causes any more damage!



 
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Old Mar 23rd, 2017, 14:42 PM   8
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That sounds very scary and unsafe, I could not do the dishes either under that! That landlord should get his act together, its his house after all, and all your safety at risk! X



 
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Old Mar 23rd, 2017, 14:54 PM   9
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So he phoned me this afternoon, still no plumber!
It's not as bad as I made it sound. You wouldn't notice the ceiling wasn't flat unless you were really studying it, so I don't think its going to collapse right away... but you would think he would get an emergency plumber or something out?! If nobody comes out tomorrow I will be kicking up a major fuss!



 
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Old Mar 23rd, 2017, 17:29 PM   10
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We did this to our downstairs neighbours in our old flat. Our washing machine was leaking. The ceiling did collapse BUT it was all plasterboard not the whole ceiling where you could see a hole or anything.
I hope he gets a plumber too i hate things like that.



 
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