Thursday, January 13, 2011

2nd Floor Water Mess

It all started with a damp spot.  We thought Marshall had spilled a glass of water. The next morning at 5:30am Scott found two wet spots and thought our dog had peed on the carpet. In a half sleep, I reminded him to be sure and rinse out the "Spot Shot" with a wet rag when he was done.  He left the towels on top of the wet spots and I found them later, sopping wet! I was furious thinking he must have dumped a gallon of water on the carpet! I grabbed more towels and soaked up the excess water.  When he got home from work last night, I asked him about it and he said he never dumped any water on the carpet.  We just looked at each other and then sprinted to the 2nd floor furnace closet. Our furnace has a water line to the humidifier and something went wrong with the drain and water had been backing up into the furnace room (and elsewhere) for over 24 hours!

By the time we made the discovery, the water had seeped out into the playroom, the girl's and boy's bedrooms and the hallway.  The only good news is that those rooms are over our garage, so as the water made it's way down through the ceiling, the only thing that got wet was the garage floor. So while we'll have a lot of padding (and maybe some carpet) to replace and a little ceiling repair, it could have been a lot worse!
The first thing we noticed was a small spot, but eventually it became wet wherever you stepped!

Playroom Carpet

Playroom, hallway and girl's room are the worst.

Padding and sub-floor are soaked.

Campbell's Cleaning & Restoration is determining how far the water went.

Girl's bedroom.

Boy's room. Water continued to seep as fast as we could pull the padding.

Saturday, January 8, 2011