Squish squish. Tonight at 3:30am I got woken by a loud bang and by the time I raised my head off the pillow there were people in my bedroom shining flash lights at me. They wore fire brigade outfits and told me that my flat was flooded. Who needs sleep when you can spend the night soaking water from your carpet with your towels.
The problem was caused by a plastic fitting that should not have been used on a hot water pipe - it turned brittle from the heat and eventually burst. The flat below was worse, with water coming out of the ceiling lamps and wall sockets and had to be temporarily condemned. It even leaked into the garages two floors below.
After many hours of mopping, my flat is merely damp as a swamp instead of completely soaked and a dehumidifier is struggling to keep up. Oh, and I have running water and heating again, which are things you don't appreciate until they go away. #flat #apartment #waterdamage #flooding