and so begins another saga of water damage..
The culprit this time around?..our very own dishwasher..only five years old but unbeknownst to us it has a slow leak..
two mornings ago I came inside from the sundeck and looked down at the floor and noticed a slight bulge at the joint of the laminate floor?
..the carpet at the sink was a bit wet on the back side of it?..what the heck is the problem?
It was dry underneath the kitchen sink?
..it is hard to capture the damage in a photograph, but the bulges and separating of the laminate boards was getting worse..
Today it was time to make a few phone calls..one to repair man to fix the leaking dishwasher..
and the other was to our insurance agent..
..time to call in the ‘big guns’!
a restoration company to the rescue..
one dehumidifier and a big blower..
..a moisture test was done and the laminate boards will be removed tomorrow so the drying process can begin..
..stay tuned..more photos to follow..I have a feeling that this is going to be a long process..
I will have to resort to doing dishes by hand?..
My Friday morning began with one ‘restoration worker’ arriving to remove the flooring..
..no the linoleum is not shiny..that is water…
..the ‘drip drip drip’ made it as far as the closet that holds the washer/dryer..
The project manager showed up shortly after the demolition began to ‘assess what needs to be done’..
yet one more worker..and the linoleum was removed..
..It was a revolving door today..one more visitor..a salesman from the flooring store to measure the condo and take a sample of the damaged flooring to be ‘priced’ so we know what the budget will be..
In between all of this action, the dishwasher repairman came and left again..needs a new part and will return on Tuesday..
..note the little ‘bird holes’ in the bottom of the cabinets..a test to make sure that there is no moisture underneath..
..tonight we are listening to two big blowers and the de-humidifier..and they are not quiet..sounds like a small ‘jet engine’!
..how many days is it till Tuesday?..I think I will have ‘dishpan hands’ by then..
All this mess from one ‘little drip’… but we are most thankful for ‘insurance’.