Wednesday, July 22, 2009


On Monday we had a major water leak in the basement. I was luckily home when the pipe broke and was able to figure out how to turn the water off. Unfortunately I didn't know there was a leak for about 15 minutes so there was already quite a bit of water in the basement. Luckily it only made it to about 5 of the carpet tiles in the finished part of the basement and didn't ruin any dry wall. AND I got Evan's scrapbook out before it got too damaged- we just moved my scrapbook table to the basement about a week ago and it was in direct line of water! Overall we were very lucky to not have more damage. Both the plumer and insurance agent told us they have had horror stories of this happening to people when they were on vacation and having a whole basement full of water.

The contents of the storage part of our basement moved into the finished part to dry.

The fixed pipe that sprayed water all over the place. Check your pipe- ours was corroded because they mixed a stainless steal and copper pipe together.

Some of the water on the ground, it had already gone down a lot at this point. When I got down there we had about 1-2 inches of water.

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