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    • Abbiejack
    • By Abbiejack 9th Aug 18, 1:00 PM
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    Water under floorboards
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    • 9th Aug 18, 1:00 PM
    Water under floorboards 9th Aug 18 at 1:00 PM
    We have an old 7 bedroom victorian house built circa 1874. When we moved in we experienced a power cut and realised we had lost power due to water under the floorboards. In the garden a few years after we moved in we discovered a well/water chamber which has pipes entering and leaving which run across the garden. We rodded one with chimney poles and reached the road before we hit a blockage (this may be because the road was built after the house). Anyway to alleviate the problem we have pump in the well which has a float and when the level reaches a certain point the pump kicks in. This is not ideal so I would like to know who we need to get in to help with the problem and is it something we can claim on our insurance for?
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    • PhilE
    • By PhilE 9th Aug 18, 1:55 PM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 1:55 PM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 1:55 PM
    wIf ater is causing you power to cut, your looking at a potential source of fire. Not to mention, possible subsidence issues down the line and mold problems.

    You need to get a pro in to have a look ASACP for your own safety.
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