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Old 01-20-2010, 05:28 AM  
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Do you own your flat or is this a rental? I think if you own, the neighbors homeowners insurance should pay to fix the damage or yours if they have no responsibility. If you rent I would contact the landlord and ask them to fix their ceiling.

I have seen insurance companies pay to fix water damage but not repair the source of the leak.



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Old 01-20-2010, 07:49 AM  
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i would just clean the area dry it and get on with life

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Old 01-20-2010, 08:46 AM  
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Hi,

Turns out the cause was the washing machine upstairs leaking. This has now been rectified and following many more hours of dripping, the leak has stopped.

What do I do now?
The mould cleaner told me that I needed to cut out a section of the plaster board above and use anti fungal sprays throughout the affected area of the cavity and joists as well as spraying the floor above.

Is this all necessary of should the problems disappear after the leak has been dealt with?
I don't believe that anyone can tell you if it is necessary without being on site to evaluate the problem.

Why would you trust the opinions of people you don't know on an internet forum who have not seen the situation instead of the person who examined the situation and you (probably) paid to give you advice?

If I pay someone to help me with a problem, I usually try to do what he tells me to do unless I have cause to distrust him.
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