07:30AM | 11/19/03
Member Since: 11/18/03
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My husband and I recently moved into an old home. WE rent and were able to paint and clean a month prior to moving into the house. Something that has been a major pet peeve of mine is the uneven floors. We never noticed it until we moved the furniture into the rooms. The worst of them are in the two upstairs bedrooms. It's to the point where I don't want my 4 year old son to play in his room for fear if he jumps around a little the items on his dresser will fall off and hit him. He was in our room last weekend carrying on and the tv almost worked its way off our dresser. If you walk in certain places in the rooms everything on the tables shakes. Our bed shakes to the point that it wakes either one of us up if the other is walking in the room! It's to the point where I hate to go in these rooms. We love this house and have great landlords but I hate to mention these to them. Is there anything we can do to stabilize them? The floors are carpeted, and it looks recent, so I'm not sure why this wasn't taken care of prior to the carpet? HELP! Thanks JenM


03:41AM | 11/20/03
Member Since: 11/18/03
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thanks for the advice. I hate to call the landlord about this simply because since we moved in the weekend of Hurricane Isobel, our relay on the water pump went out and the transformer on the heater went out. All, the plumber thinks, due to an electrical surge when the power was turned back on. I know it is the landlords responsibilty to handle these issues. I Just don't know how serious the floors are-I think they are horrible, but that doesn't mean the landlord will fix them if they don't feel they need to be done. I probably should have someone come in on our own and take alook and let us know what they think and then contact the landlord about it. I don't wwant to have to move again if they won't fix the problem. Thanks for letting me vent Jen
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