Hi Ozbargain I came home yesterday to my 1b1b unit flooded as taps came on after power outage. I completely stripped the carpet out yesterday and am thinking of getting some timber laminate as the next flooring. I have a few questions as I've never done this before (approx area is 35ish square m of carpet which was stripped)
How long do I need to wait before i can commence relaying a new floor? The concrete seems to have dried but I'm wary of hidden moisture which can promote mould development later down the track. I've googled Kennards Hire and they have a few dehumidifiers and blowers for rent but can be a bit pricy if used over a long period of time. Would 48 hours suffice for this if I blew out the skirting and base of the walls?
Is there anything else I should be doing/concerned about? I know there are some specialists who can come in and rid the place of moisture but I feel I should be able to do it with the right equipment.
Cheers have a good long weekend!