I live in a condo. There is a leak on the side of my unit in which water seeps in underneath the baseboard near a window corner and the hardwood floor gets wet. When it happens, there isn't any evidence of it coming through the window itself, and I replaced the window seals. The leak is above the grade level, and only happens in wind-driven rain. It is not a basement leak.
I observed the leak happen two times (in the past few weeks), and I believe it happened at least once before that. When it happens, I put a towel down to absorb the water. Beneath the surface, near where water seeped in, the drywall gets excessively moist according to a moisture detector, and can stay moist for days. There are no stains yet on the wallpaper side of the drywall. Baseboard is starting to warp a bit and hardwood showing early signs of damage. Damage inside the room is hardly noticeable at this point though.
1) If the leak happens again, what should the association's next step be to protect my unit and the building?
2) If it keeps happening again, then at what point do I need to call in a pro to deal with potential mold and damage happening behind the drywall? Should me or the association already have gotten a professional involved with cleanup/restoration? So far, I've been using towels to absorb the water, but who knows what's happening behind the drywall (rot, mold?)
3) At what point do I have the right to insist that the association pay for professional cleanup and restoration? I live in NJ.