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I am not a Domestic God... [Oct. 11th, 2007|08:19 pm]
Douglas Spencer
Imagine the scene -- your household plumbing is leaking waste water all over the inside of one of your cupboards, so that everything therein is wet and gunky.

Of course it's clear what you have to do -- get everything out of the cupboard, clean the cupboard, and try to trace the leak. Feel all the pipes (they're all dry, as far as I can tell) and then lay newspaper over the floor of the now empty cupboard so that you can check it for damp patches later.

Easy, no?

Apart from the fact that all your equipment for cleaning wet and gunky cupboards is in the cupboard under the sink... and that's the most likely location for having an untraced leak of waste water. And all your stuff for cleaning up things that are wet and gunky is all wet and gunky.

Ah. Oh dear.

Welcome to my world.

In other news, the couple of square feet of carpet in front of the cupboard under the sink is also wet and gunky.

[User Picture]From: watervole
2007-10-11 07:39 pm (UTC)
Grab a dirty sheet from the laundry and use that to dry/mop up with. You can bung it in the washing machine later.
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[User Picture]From: watervole
2007-10-12 07:13 am (UTC)
PS. If the carpet is wet, it's best to either fold it back to dry or else put something under it like a bucket to lift it up and let the air circulate. Otherwise it can get all mouldy underneath without you realising.
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