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Question DetailsAsked on 5/16/2015

I have water damage because a dishwasher leaked. Need help with flooring and ceiling

Need to replace flooring under the dishwasher and in the adjoining dining room.

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If significant damage, then a Water and Smoke Damage contractor, at leat for the removal of flooring and drying out - and you can commonly get recommendations from your insurance company on that, if likely to be well over your deductible. If you want it all in one place (though response on removing wet flooring likely to be slower) a Remodeling - General Contractor.

If just a small spill that has been controlled, then Flooring contractor for that and a Drywall contractor then Painter for the ceiling. Would knock a good hole (say about a foot or so) in the ceiling and let air out until you see no dampness in there before getting repaired. Sticking a (cleaned out) shop vac hose or small fan (better) up in there to circulate the air and dry it out is a good idea and can shorten the drying time to a day or so. Some people actually just let it dry by itself and hope it will not mildew - which is generally true if not a major flood event, just a few gallons in a quick shot from the dishwasher.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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