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D.i.y Horrors

Got up about Noon thanks to my wonderful 'very powerful' sleeping tablets! I'll probably be living in a procrastination bubble for the next week until the effects wear off!
Meanwhile, Whilst sulking over Wales's Rugby defeat, I started a D.I.Y to do list.

To date these things need repairs: (Not Happy)

* Kitchen Sink taps needs replacing
* Washing Machine inlet hose is leaking
* Toilet seat needs fitting.
* Toilet plunge/handle needs replacing
* Big freezer has packed up (Just out of Warranty grr)
* Tumble Dryer is on it's way out
* Window locks need replacing
* Need new splash trims on front door
* Outside Step needs re-cementing
* Storm damage to the roof has let in rain

And the most serious thing - it looks like we have rising damp!

It seems to have all happened at once!

Sigh... how do you sort out rising damp?. I have Buildings insurance and contents insurance, I wonder if it's covered?

posted on Feb 2, 2013 9:41 AM ()


If I had a list like that, the only two things that would get done here without a lot of angst are the plunger handle and toilet seat. I think 'rising damp' sounds more exotic than what we call it - toxic black mold. Or is it something different? Good luck with all of it, and keep us posted.
comment by troutbend on Feb 2, 2013 12:23 PM ()
Toxic Black mould???? Is there a difference bewtween one black mould and another???? Treatment is my 1st option - Mould paint lol
reply by ddublovah on Feb 7, 2013 6:29 PM ()
Hopefully it will be covered.
comment by elderjane on Feb 2, 2013 11:05 AM ()
I hope so too. I did learn that there is a 'Loop hole' to being successful in a claim like this. In order to be successful you have to report the rising damp as soon as you notice it in order for the insurance to cover it. So I know I'm ok in that way.
reply by ddublovah on Feb 7, 2013 6:33 PM ()

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