Friday, April 27, 2012
I woke up this morning, and went to go to the bathroom, and as I set my foot down by the door, it was damp. In my room! I have my bed in the center, with 5 feet to walk around the end. I put a runner there because I figured foot traffic would be the highest from the door to the closet. So, I lift the runner, and the carpet underneath is mildewy. a small part, but very damp. So I ran into batroom to look for a source, and see the toilet drippingwhere you trun water on/off. It looks like water is dripping, and since floor is slanted, it is a small puddle against wall, and is going through the wall to my room. So I had to move everything in my room, turn bed 90 degrees, and clear out half the room. Next, I am cleaning the area around the toilet, after I get my breath back. Even though I dust my room weekly, it was dusty. This is constricting my throat. Plus , my BP. Now it is just cleaning. Then I can call in the apt. mechanics to fix the drip. I can't believe I couldn't smell it, even over the air fresheners I have in my room.
I also had a crack in the ceiling of my bathtub, which leaked, and wonder how good the piping is in this place. I just signed up for my 4th year lease her, and just want to be able to clean, eat, and exercise. Extra work, or worry, is not good. I am worried, I will have to have carpet replaced now. Not sure if they can save this, or if I should rent my own carpet cleaner, or company. Also worried , that because I didn't spot it, I am responsible. It is a 1' X 2' area. I had to throw out the runner, because the bottom was icky, and would prefer to just get water leak stopped, and dry, and clean carpet. Even if it is stained, they could just take my deposit, if I ever leave. My biggest concern is for my health though. I have to clean a bit more, then I'll feel okay letting them come in. Hope the drip doesn't get worse before then.
Do you think I should replace carpet? or will it be okay if I have it professionally cleaned? I hope it is easily fixable. I would hate to have to go to a hotel while they changed the carpet. Stress, and heart patients don't mix.
Since I am already dripping sweat, and have to mop, and spend day with people tromping through my apt. I doubt I'll get my walk in, unless it is later. I ate poorly last night. I forgot to thaw my chicken, and settled for Subway Chicken, Bacon, & ranch. Then I added 2 macadamia nut cookies, and a 20 oz. Coke. Moving on...
So I feel poorly because of that, and going from sleep to cleaning upon waking. I had a great night watching the draft, and hoping I can save today from sucking. I already had eggs with spicy brown mustard, and am cooking 2 chicken thighs for lunch to have with a can of green beans. Supper is going to be pork chops, onions, and tomatoes, plus I have to cook my brother's noodles while he is at work. Hopefully, this whole unwelcome project is over with by the time he comes home at 10 p.m., and him and I can watch the draft in peace, and get the carpet cleaned on Monday, unless I go to Lowe's and do it myself.
Anyone ever use the renatl carpet cleaner's at Lowes, and do they work, or should I do it professionally? OR, do you think they will just change the whole carpoet. I am wondering if under the carpet needs to be cleaned, and dried, or if a machine can fix that.
If you have experience with this, let me know about it, and any advice would be helpful. Have a great day.