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What can I do after a plumber caused flood, ruining wood floors?

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Posted by: from Toronto
9/29/2014 at 5:08:08 PM

There was an issue in my apartment black - sludge was coming up in my sinks. Reported it to the building. They sent in a plumber that had to break some of my walls to find the problem. He left with out securing a pipe which then flooded my apartment.

He told me not to worry, the building would take care of it. But I am now informed this is my problem. $15000 was what I paid for my floors How is this possible?

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Date/Time9/29/2014 at 6:18:50 PM

Really sorry to hear you had to go through so much!!

My first question would be who paid the plumber's bill initially? In case it was the the building, then the first thing to do is to file a complaint to rental board. They will guide you since the building has a responsibility and also should be insured for such problems.

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Date/Time9/29/2014 at 8:47:22 PM

They sent him! They pay! Not your responsibility! Unless you hired him?

Good luck!

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