How much water damage does a unit have to sustain, before it's repaired?

Asked by Waterlogged, Plano, TX Sat Jul 14, 2012

Moved in 3/15/12... first flood on 4/6/12... second on 5/15/12 and third on 7/6/12.... Yet management is not aware of plumbing problems... or another s favorite line is toilets will overflow from time to time. I have had 3 toilets spontaneously rupture due to pressure in my unit ( 4/6/12, 5/15/12, and 7/6/12) and 2 from my neighbors which affected my unit as well. All on separate occasions and all enough for a wet vac to be needed. I am no plumber but at 41 years old, I know overflowing toilets don t cause this much damage.

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Myersjulie31, Home Buyer, Blakeslee, PA
Wed Dec 17, 2014
I think that after having flooding for this long, you should be able to get some flood damage paid for. It might also be a good idea to get the plumbing taken care of so that this doesn't continue to happen. I have a friend that has also had quite a few floods in her home, and she is about to get water damage restoration. Then her home will look much better and she won't be so worried about other damages caused by the floods.
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Kelsey Compa…, Home Buyer, Provo, UT
Fri Dec 5, 2014
I don't think it would be a good idea to leave any any water damage. It could cause ever more problems like mold. I would recommend getting any and all the water damage taken care of.
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Amber Johnson, , Brookhaven, Raleigh, NC
Fri Nov 7, 2014
I think that if there is any water damage you should get it repaired. What you see on the surface is usually just a small portion of the damage. That is why you should get it looked at as soon as you notice any damage. Then you can get it restored and stop any mold from growing. Best of luck!
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I agree, Amber, I would assume that you would need water damage restoration on the first occurrence, let alone the fourth. I would try to contact upper management to explain to them your situation. You could also just contact a water damage restoration service to get their opinion on the issue. You could relay the opinion from a professional to the management so they would better understand the issue.
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garypuntman, , Los Angeles, CA
Fri Oct 31, 2014
I'm not sure. You should get this inspected though. It might be a good idea to get it repaired anyway. You don't want to take any risks.
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Tim Johnson, Home Buyer, Provo, UT
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Yeah it definitely sounds like an issue on top of those overflowing toilets like you suspect. That is just too much water damage to be caused by something so simple. It's possible if it had been happening over the course of a couple years, but not like this. I'd definitely get a water damage restoration company out there asap to assess your place structurally at least.
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Carmen Sanch…, Home Buyer, Mineral City, OH
Tue Nov 13, 2012
Wow, sounds like water damage repair phoenix is needed! I would say that I agree with you. That does not just seem to be a overflowing issue. I would talk further with your landlord for action to be taken. Good luck!
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Hunt Holdrid…, Other Pro, Dallas, TX
Mon Jul 16, 2012
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Dixon Wong, Agent, Dallas, TX
Sun Jul 15, 2012
Hi there,

I would report them at the city of Plano. Water damange can cause serious problem on health issue. It can also lead to mold. It needs to be taken seriously.

Good luck!

JP and Associate
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Susie Kay, Agent, Dallas, TX
Sun Jul 15, 2012
Clearly there's something really wrong. Like Lynn has suggested below, if property management doesn't care then you need to bring it to corporate attention.

Best of luck,

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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Sat Jul 14, 2012
WOW... .if property mgmt can not answer your concerns I would take it to corporate attention.

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