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    foreverromantic Posts: 176, Reputation: 1
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    Sep 20, 2017, 02:34 PM
    Water damage caused by hurricane
    During Irma on the second day of storm, water came into my living room at the foundation of my condo, at the baseboard. The ground so saturated it seeped through. I had to put quilted bedspreads there to soak it up and towel, until the storm stopped. Also drops of water fell from above the windows onto my window sills, which are marble. Does anyone have an idea how this could be fixed? I will call a contractor, but would like some ideas first. Thanks
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    Oliver2011 Posts: 2,606, Reputation: 746
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    Sep 20, 2017, 02:58 PM
    Are you going through your insurance company?

    Also living in Florida myself, this is SCAM time. You need a reputable contractor. You need to be concerned about mold since Florida is never really that dry.

    Thank goodness Maria isn't coming our way.
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    talaniman Posts: 54,122, Reputation: 10852

    Sep 20, 2017, 04:05 PM
    I agree with Oliver. There is nothing like an on hand experienced contractor to inspect water damage. No telling what structural damages are hidden from sight. I think my insurance adjuster would be my first call though. They work with reputable contractors and inspectors.
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    Stratmando Posts: 11,188, Reputation: 508
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    Sep 20, 2017, 06:19 PM
    Remove any Carpet and Wet Items, Fans can help dry out

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