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Question DetailsAsked on 5/15/2015

Water leakage and Hard Wood Floor damage. How should I approach?

I have water oozing from the joints in hard wood floor near the washer dryer unit. I got the washer/dryer checked but it turned out to be fine.It was not leaking any water, so the technician suggested the drainage pipe from washer might be leaking(which is behind/inside the wall).

I need to get somebody, who could open the wall and find the leak, fix it and also take care of the wet floor. As far as I understand I need somebody to open a hole in the wall, determine the leak, fix the leak and fix the part of the hardwood floor which is affected(I see the floor in an area of 4x4 affected).

Can you please let me know how should I approach this problem? Whom I contact? Handyman, Plumber, Floor contractor? Do I need to call people separately or there will be a single company/contractor who can do all these things.

It has been almost 2 weeks now, since I first saw the water appear in the floor.
Thanks in advance.

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While a General Contrator could handle it all (using subs), I think that would be overkill. I would have a plumber come in and find and fix the leak (which might be in the drain pipe, the water pipes leading to the washer, inthe sewer pipe, or a floor drain concealed under the flooring), then a flooring contractor to come and take out the wet flooring and dry the area out, and repair the flooring.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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