Thursday, December 11, 2008

quick fix.... ?!?

A while back, we noticed that there was a leak in the wall of the guest bathroom. It must be between the shower head and the bathtub, because it never leaked for the past 2 years of C's baths, but suddenly showed water damage when I started using that shower. We finally called in the work order a few weeks ago. Last week, a maintenance guy came and re-caulked the bathtub. Hmm... Okay. I asked T, "Did you make sure to tell them the leak is in the wall?" He said of course. Today, was round two. The maintenance guy primered the water damage on the wall. (I guess that's what he did, or just put a new layer of wall stuff over it. LOL I'm so home repair knowledgeable, am I not?) He was supposed to paint it I guess, but couldn't because it's pouring rain, and the wall needs to be completely dry. So he's coming back next week to paint. But not to fix the leak. No, of course not. Seriously, why on Earth would he do that?


Angela said...

lol...i've had a few of those fixes too. i don't even want to know how much mold is all cozy in our walls from all of the leaks that they have put a bandaid over. i'm no expert either but just painting over water damage without first REPAIRING the damage doesn''t seem like it will fix the problem...gotta love military housing in Italy.

Andrea Clayton said...

Well, we do that because we live in Sicily. Have you ever noticed that nice big peeling paint mess above my dryer? That's the third time the upstairs toilet has leaked between the floor/ceiling. I'm waiting until the new year so they can paint before we leave. Bob Vila would be so dissappointed.

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