Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy New Year to Me

So I drove back to Kansas City Sunday evening and did not have a happy welcome home. Two hours after I got home a pipe under my kitchen sink busted. The water was coming out high power and just rushing across the kitchen floor. Then in the laundry room which is beneath the kitchen there was water rushing down the wall. The floor downstairs was covered with water as well. Here is a picture of the busted shut off valve :(

I went to my neighbor's house and he helped me turn off the main water line. Turns out his uncle is a plumber, so he came out Monday morning and fixed the busted shut off valve. He turned the water back on and there was still water leaking. After further investigation, turned out I had a frozen pipe that busted as well.

The water was coming through in the ceiling in the entry way right beneath the kitchen. So he recommended calling the insurance company because there was no telling how much water damage I had.

So an hour after the plumber left, the water restoration company got out there to get things drying out. Well after evaluating the damage they decided to rip out the ceiling shown above and the cabinet beneath my kitchen sink. They put in about 10 fans and 2 de-humidifiers with plastic hanging up every where.

The insurance adjuster came Tuesday to look at everything. Thank goodness we have insurance on the place. They have taken out 4 of the fans so far, but it is still drying. Things are drying well, but there is one spot that isn't drying out very well.

Luckily I have some great friends that are letting me crash in their guest room. I'm just ready to be back in my own house. I haven't slept in my own bed in almost an entire month.

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