My dish washer doesn't work, my toilet leaks, and the pipes under the bathroom sink leak. I've been living with it because I'm reluctant to allow anyone in the apartment. But it keeps getting worse, so I think I may have to. I won't have to pay for it since I rent, but my bigger concern is safety. I also work from home. So maybe I need to set up a day off for the plumber to come in and fix the things, and I'll just be out and about in my car with my cat somewhere. Then come back after he's gone. If I do that, is there a period of time I should wait before re-entering the apartment? Then when I do, just Lysol and Chlorox the heck out of the place?