Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Joys of Home Ownership...

Our dishwasher was installed incorrectly and it has been steadily leaking since the day we moved in - drip, drip, drip, drip - you get the picture. We don't have a lot of need for our basement and the room that it was leaking into is a soundproofed room with extra layers of drywall in insulation. Needless to say, it has been dripping for a little more than two months and we have never noticed. Some friends came to visit on Saturday and commented about the bubble in our ceiling. We'd never seen it but we are really glad that it was discovered before we left on our vacation.
This mess, pulled from our ceiling, is some of the wet drywall and insulation that has been getting more and more wet over the last two months.
This is the "carefully" cut whole made in our ceiling by the plumber in an attempt to find the problem.
Doesn't it look like he was careful?
And this is just some of the mess that he left for us to clean up and also the point that I stopped taking pictures. We had to put the camera away when the ceiling started to rain and pour because at that point it wasn't just about a good story and a little fun - it was a FREAKING disaster.

Several hours of cleaning and re-cleaning have passed and we have given the plumber $240 to fix the problem - too bad that doesn't fix the sopping carpet, the drenched pad, the hole in the ceiling or the insulation.

But it does mean that we can leave on our trip without worrying about a leak in our home and that we will come home to a dry basement. The other stuff will just have to wait...

3 comments:

Heidi said...

So sad :(

*{anderson family of four}* said...

Ahhhh! Don't you feel like it's always something? At least you get to get away from it all for a few weeks -- LUCKY! :)

Deidre said...

OUCH!