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Old 09-28-2015, 11:01 AM   #1
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Unhappy > How much damage have I caused?

Please help me!

Yesterday, I needed to fill the gray water tank, so I can flash the small gray amount of water before we head back home.

Long story short, darn drain plug! I didn't pay attention and accidentally overfill the sink and got fresh water everywhere on the kitchen floor (3 gal at max),
I throw every towel I got on the floor to absorb the water,
and dried the floor the best I could. (also inside floor cabinets and etc)
The camper is now all nice and dry, no visual water damage (yet)...

BUT!
in the evening, small amount of water (cup?) did dripped under the trailer in one location.
I poke a tiny hole in the Underbelly to help the water drain out faster, and now I am worried that I have caused sever water damage in that area...

So...
How much damage have I caused?
Is there anything else I can do, is it repairable?
This is a new trailer... I feel so stupid.

P.s I live in an apartment, and the trailer is at the outside storage 15 min away.

Thanks.
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Old 09-28-2015, 11:18 AM   #2
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I would recommend getting somewhere with power ASAP, so you can open everything up and run fans to move air. the last thing you want is for mold and mildew to form. you may notice some swelling on some of the cabinetry where pressboard is used.
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Old 09-28-2015, 12:49 PM   #3
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I would get a couple of buckets of moisture remover - we put them in our camper in the off season - its called Damprid and we got ours at Walmart, I believe. It is desiccant that will absorb moisture quickly. It works really well. Sounds like you got most of it up quickly, so I would bet the damage is minimal.
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I did this once myself. Do what you can to get it to dry out. You will probably have minimal damage or none at all since you acted on it fast. Once the floor gets nice and dry go ahead and get yourself a can of patching material for the hole you put in. Your local hardware store will recommend what works best based on your description to them. If it is that plastic cardboard stuff they put in for the underbelly just patch the hole with black monster tape you can buy at Home Depot. Don't worry. We all had that moment in time.
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Some of the Home Depots here rent commercial dehumidifiers. My daughter-in-law flooded the second floor of their six-month old house with the sink in the upstairs laundry room. They rented one of those for a week and it worked great. Even the carpet and pad were bone dry in no time.

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Thank you everyone for your posts!

I have carefully open the underbelly on the affected area (12" x 18") and pulled out all the wet isolation, no visual water damage so far, and no other area has wet isolation.
I will tuck that isolation back in after it will completely dry and gorilla tape it.

Again - thank you for all your help ans support.

BTW, I was amazed how much water isolation can absorb! like WOW.
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If you have insulation between the floor and the underbelly I would open it up some to check the insulation for moisture.
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:03 AM   #9
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water damage

If possible, leave the windows open some for air exchange. Also fans and a dehumidifier will help dry it out. I think you got to it fast enough and the fact the water is clean and not black water is in your favor.
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Thank you everyone for your posts!

I have carefully open the underbelly on the affected area (12" x 18") and pulled out all the wet isolation, no visual water damage so far, and no other area has wet isolation.
I will tuck that isolation back in after it will completely dry and gorilla tape it.

Again - thank you for all your help ans support.

BTW, I was amazed how much water isolation can absorb! like WOW.

Sounds like you have done a pretty good job of fixing the problem ! Good job
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