So 13 days ago (on Wednesday the 17th) Samantha and I took a day off of work to catch up on our cleaning and organizing, we had a big load of stuff from storage that we needed to go through.
While cleaning I noticed a damp spot on the floor in the living room right in front of one of our book shelves.
My immediate reaction to this was "F'ing Cat!" but I smelled it and it didn't really have much of a scent, which means it wasn't the cat lol.
We explored further and it was clear that the base of the book shelf all around it was wet. We cleared things out of the way and moved the book shelf and discovered water damage on it, mold on it and mold on the floor. It was also on the next bookshelf over, which we had laying on its side to use as a shelf behind the couch.
|I loved this book case...|
|This is where the water is on the|
Carpet and the Ceiling
|This was underneath the bookcase|
that was on its side
|This is the spot in the Ceiling, you can see a slight discoloration|
a few inches to the left of it too, but we didn't notice it... yet
|This was under the standing bookshelf|
|Good view of the underneath of both bookshelves|
|yeah, thats crap|
|This is the other one, water damage|
didn't seem as bad, but it fell apart
The contractor came back on Saturday the 20th with a couple of helpers and they pulled the carpet back and cut into the wall. They found some wetness and mold beneath the carpet and mold and a lot of dampness behind the wall. But the leak still wasn't happening and they basically wanted us to watch it and let them know when the leak happened again so they could check it out.
|Ughh, the electrical outlet...|
|More wet paper|
|And wet paper|
|Water coming down the wall behind the outlet|
The inspector thinks that while it could be the plumbing it is more likely a leak coming from the roof. We have flat roofs and the timing of the leaks tend to coincide (though not perfectly) with the recent rains we'd been having.
It rained for most of the next several days, until Monday the 29th when it dried up again.The water pretty much remained constant in our living room during that time. Helene's (the people who run the condominium association) had someone take a look at the roof and he said he didn't find any leaks. So they hired a plumber to come check it out.
He came by today and did some checking and is about 99% sure that its not the plumbing. He cut a hole in the ceiling to check things out, after we noticed a new wet spot on the ceiling. Here are some pics!
|A nice brand new spot to keep the old spot company|
|That is a hole in our ceiling|
|Dry plumbing, wet wood|
|more dry plumbing, that's my toilet over there.|
So we'll see where that goes.
Unfortunately the bathroom gets used quite a bit, the only shower in the place after all. Also, we have a guest coming soon. Samantha's sister and her baby! Little baby Mathias.
Anyway, good talk.