A Case of Life . . .
|Kitchen Sink area and Dining Room|
That morning, I woke up and took my shower. When I got out, Peg asked me if the water was warm. I responded, "Meh, luke warm." She got up and headed into the Living Room. "Oh, No!!" A river was flowing down the hallway. I quickly throw on some clothes, rush outside, and turn off
the water to the house. I come back inside and we found that the Hot Water Heater busted and flooded Peg's Crap (Craft) Room.
|View of the Kitchen and Dinette |
taken from the Living Room
But it gets better . . .
As the Mitigation crew cut holes in the walls and pulled up the carpet to assess the damage, they found more current water damage coming from the Kitchen.
We knew about Kitchen issues. But we though it had been fixed. Shortly after we moved in, we replaced the leaking Dishwasher. A couple of years later, we found more leaking in the Sink area. We called a plumber, and he fixed it. About 6 months before the Water Heater broke, we found another leaking issue in the same area. Again, we called the plumber and again, we thought the issue was fixed. Nope.
The water damage from the Kitchen came into the Dining Room and ran down the length of the Kitchen and Dinette area. So due to the two issues, the entire back side of the house (Cate's Bathroom, Peg's Crap Room, Hallway, Dining Room, Kitchen, and Dinette) was taken out and needs to be put back together.
Our Insurance put us up in a Hotel the day the damage occurred. I took these pictures yesterday. As you can see, we have a long way to go. We expect to be in the Hotel for at least another month. Thank Goodness for the Instant Pot.