I normally only post in the exteriors forum for roofing and ventilation questions, but I need some advice please.
IAQ Testing From 2nd Story Bathtub Leak???
I have an old 2 unit apartment building.
2 1/2 weeks ago, the trap under the bathtub froze abd ruptured and allowed alot of water from the tub to flood the downstairs unit.
The kids upstairs allowed a full bathtub worth of used water to pour downstairs, even after the first leak was discovered, so that is the quantity of water we are speaking of.
Through old original plaster ceiling, then new 3 year old tongue and groove carsiding ceiling, then soaked the living room carpet and mat. Also, the tenants coush got drenched. Is it cleanable with a deoderizer? It does not look or smell bad to me at all. I know you would need to see it in person, but give a gut reaction to the scenario please.
3 years ago, I had the highest weave carpet and the highest density padding instaled.
It has been dryed out with a blower and a large dehumidifier by Service Master, whom the tenant caled for an immediate emergency service.
Now, the tenant states that her boyfriend immediately has breathing problems upon entering the unit. My wife, who has asthma, was there this morning, since I did not sense any smell or breathing difficulties, and she stated that after being inside for about 15 minutes, even though she did not significantly smell anything, that she had to use her inhaler to clear her breathing passages.
What is the proper IAQ testing procedure and remediation to have done, so that there are no lingering adverse health affects?
Please tell me the right things to have done and how to justify it with the insurance company to get reimbursed, with legitimate reasoning.
I am probably going to replace the carpet and the padding.
I have not yet heard back from the insurance adjuster, from American Family, but he has been in contact with the Service Master franchise owner.