Think your landlord is just plain mean denying your request for in-unit laundry? He’s not. He’s just trying to dodge inevitable (and expensive) water damage to your unit. Here’s what happened when one intrepid New Yorker decided to ignore her building management’s rules and install an illegal washer-dryer in her apartment:
10 small kitchen floods while trying to hook the thing up.
A broken wheel that almost caused the machine to topple over onto her and her dog.
Kitchen tiles that were severely damaged after a year of the appliance spinning and moving with each wash cycle.
Water damage that caused a black, goopy substance to ooze from between the cracks in her kitchen tiles.
The need to hide the 300-pound behemoth under a blanket whenever maintenance workers entered the apartment.
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