Those who were reading this blog weeks ago a couple of months ago will remember the leak in our previous apartment, which culminated in our moving upstairs. I still have a key — I haven’t gotten around to moving the air-conditioner upstairs, though I surely will by the time holidays come — and I ended up going downstairs to search for the humidifier, which I figure will help with my cold.
Guess what still hasn’t been fixed — not in nearly two months!?!?
Yup, it’s been leaking, unaddressed, since we moved out. What method of maintenance is that? The, “Let it collapse, for all I care, I don’t have to live in there,” method? This is somewhat disturbing as I live upstairs from that apartment. I don’t know whether there’s a risk of foundation-cracking in winter, but I do know that come spring, that apartment is going to be a fungal spore-farm.
(Which is something I really don’t want to have festering right below my own apartment.)
I’m not sure whether calling the Housing Office to point out that the maintenance guys are utter morons will help. But I think I might call over to point out that half the bedroom floor, part of the kitchen, and a segment of the office are slick from the drip, and that the closet looks pretty much ruined. You know, say, “Were you guys ever planning on fixing that leak? Because we’re moved out, and all… and it’s still leaking, and the floor is completely wet…”
At least now I know we made the right decision in moving: it’s pretty obvious how important Maintenance felt it was to get that leak fixed. To which I can only say that now it’s clear to me why there are so many signs of the building falling apart, like cracks in the foundation and walls and so on.
Now, I am glad that we’re not living in there… but I do worry about the building in general. Anyone know what kind of effect prolonged water seepage has on (presumably cheap) concrete? I’m guessing it’s not good.