View Full Version : Good day gone bad...yesterday

05-04-2012, 08:53 AM
Ever have one of those days that was really good, came home and it all went to hell.

Last night came home 85 and sunny, burgers dogs on the grill.

Notice these water stains in the HW floor. Nope dogs did not pee and know surface water.
Go down in basement and find paint bubbles in ceiling in two different rooms, uh ooh wtf.

After an hour of searching find the source, 4 hours later of emergency Paul Davis clean up crew.


wife's craft room
kids tv room.

Source, pin hole blow out in the ice maker line, it all ran down the wall and under the floor, no water came out under fridge......

And we just redid the kitchen in December ......

On the bright , guess I will commute from the lake house while under construction.

05-04-2012, 09:28 AM
Dang... Sorry for you! I had that happen, but we don't have basements here... I would say a weekend on the water is what the doctor would order!

05-04-2012, 09:42 AM
awwwwww, NO!

Hate seeing that, JV.

05-04-2012, 10:14 AM
JV, sorry to see this. I know how much it sucks. Is insurance covering this? I sure hope so. We just moved back in to our house after four months. We had a leak like you and the whole house was gutted, all three floors. Insurance covered everything, so we felt blessed.

05-04-2012, 10:22 AM
Hate it when little things turn into big things like that. Glad it's insured and covered.

05-04-2012, 10:45 AM
On the bright side, now you have the chance to correct anything you might not have been happy with!

05-04-2012, 11:28 AM
yes, but house is seven yers old, redid the kitchen in dec 11, craft room built june 2011 and the girls enternatinment room spring 2009 . so things we really the way we want them, yes we have insurance and it will be covered, this could go from a 5k claim to a 50k calim in a heart beat. and all the inconveince with the kitchen. the other rooms are not primary. so we can work around that.. Uugh

Moombahighride 3 months how did you cope with that....

05-04-2012, 11:35 AM
Sorry jv. That stinks. Had similar in Mississippi a few years ago. No basement though!

05-04-2012, 12:04 PM
You now, it sucked but we dealt. We tried to be as easy going as possible, we knew it was for the best, in some way. Insurance paid for rental on a house and we moved out of ours/ into the rental within a day of the damage. The hardest part was completely moving out of the house, knowing we would have to move it all back in again. We hate moving, and when we do it, we prefer to be changing locations too. We took the opportunity to change/ update a few things, but it has sucked paying for those changes out of pocket. We weren't financially at the point to do upgrades, but the opportunity meant now or never. In the end, the wife was antsy to get back to our house, after being in limbo mode for 4 months...

05-04-2012, 12:07 PM
sucks to see that and good luck with the repairs..

remember tho.. with plumbing, it could always be worse :)


05-07-2012, 12:35 PM

How are things looking at the house? Do you have an idea on turn around time?
Hopefully it doesn't drag on too long.

05-07-2012, 02:53 PM
Dried it all out over the weekend, hardwood pulled, capets in two basement rooms ,sheet rock, cabinents etc. Should get going here in a few days.

Thanks for asking, got some time on the new boat this weekend , so it evened it out....lol

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05-07-2012, 04:07 PM
Great, glad you got some stress relief. Insurance working with you without too many hassles?

05-07-2012, 04:08 PM
so far, but the rubber has not met the road yet....

05-07-2012, 04:12 PM
I hope it works out as well for you guys as it did us. We had state farm and super stocked about it.

05-07-2012, 04:57 PM
That sux! Kinda looks like what I came home to on Saturday night...Somehow the drain hose to the washing machine upstairs worked its way out of the drain pipe and managed to drain a full cycle in the floor which found its way to the ceiling above the garage and then on to the floor of said garage...


A 90 degree Sunday was spent performing demolition...did I mention I am renting this house?? Fun times...



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05-07-2012, 05:20 PM
Hope your damage is minimal,

Moombahighrider, my wife is an independent agent so i think we are in good hands, ( not allstate BTW)