Condo flooded - can condo assoc. be billed for cleaning?

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Country: United States of America
State: Illinois

A recent problem with the sewer line outside my condo building flooded my bathroom and caused major water stains to my hall carpeting. I have tried on my own to clean it without success. I would like to have a professional firm attempt to clean it before declaring it ruined. Can I bill my Condo association for my expenses in attempting to clean my carpet, and for the costs involved in having it professionally cleaned?

Answer

Yes you can--or sue in small claims.