Some muppet 'plumber' tried to do some work under the floorboards to a
radiator for me (plumbing in a towel radiator).
A few hours after he'd left, my wife noticed the pressure gauge on the
boiler was way too low.
I checked underneath the floorboards, and sure enough his compression joints
weren't tight enough and a lot of water had leaked into the deadening below
the floorboards, between the joists. (I live in an old flat BTW - pretty
I pulled the deadening back from the joists as good as I could to see how
damp they were and to let them dry out a bit, which they have, but the
deadening's still pretty damp.
My question is (finally!) should I be more worried that the leaked water has
done serious damage to where I can't see the joists? Or are buildings
pretty capable of taking some water and then drying out over time?
Thanks in advance for any help.