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    • SpotlandRules
    • By SpotlandRules 11th Mar 17, 2:25 PM
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    Flooded 11th Mar 17 at 2:25 PM
    I know this is probably not the right place to post, but getting stressed out.

    In the early hours of Thursday morning, the brilliant person above me, flooded my lounge. With fan heaters, dehumidifiers and carpet shampooers over the last three days, my electric has taken a massive hammering.

    My carpet seems to have been saved, feels dry now and no musty smell, however, the dehumidifier is still collecting water for fun.

    Last three days, I have spend treble on what I normally spend on electric.

    Can I turn off the dehumidifier?
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    • CashStrapped
    • By CashStrapped 11th Mar 17, 2:53 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 2:53 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 2:53 PM
    No, you must leave it on......for ever!!!!

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    The dehumidifier will just be collecting normal background water vapour from their air most likely.

    So, as long as you are sure the walls, ceiling carpet are dry, turn it off. Plaster can take a few months to dry out properly, depending how bad. But as things are getting warmer, weather wise, as long as it is not damp to touch, it should be OK.

    Have you tried pulling up the carpet to check underneath?

    It was probably the electric heaters using most of the electricity.
    • SpotlandRules
    • By SpotlandRules 11th Mar 17, 3:02 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 3:02 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 3:02 PM
    I have two carpets down, I just laid over the old carpet, when I got a new one. Jut checked and the old carpet is still a bit damp.
    • CashStrapped
    • By CashStrapped 11th Mar 17, 4:11 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 4:11 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 4:11 PM
    Definitely lift it to let it breath and dry, otherwise the moisture will just encourage mould. Especially carpet over carpet, it will just sweat.
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