So the water ran full blast in the bathroom for about 4 hours.
short version: what can I expect? Anyone that has done this / fixed
this and pointing and laughing all allowed. ;)
(most of the water went through the vent, I have the crawlspace open
and a fan blowing in, slowly drying the wood out but two days passed
and you can still see heavy wet spots under the house looking up, the
inside of the house 'seems' dry already)
only one room was affected from the top down view, all the water fell
through the vent when it tried to get past a certain point
Congratulations on breaking in the house. :) I won't point and laugh -- I
haven't done that particular dumb thing, but I've been a dumbass in other
I think you're probably ok -- dry the area very thoroughly. Mold will only
be a problem if the area stays wet.
Can't beat my story! I moved to another state. The real estate
company selling my old house forgot to turn off the water when the
cold weather came to upstate NY. I got a long distance phone call from
the fire dept in mid-January saying that someone had spotted water
coming out of the front porch of my house. Turned out that a second
story pipe had split and water came down the walls into the basement
filling it with 8' of water until it poured out the lower first floor.
The water covered the gas furnace and water heater, not to mention the
mess it made of the downstairs walls. The real estate company said it
was my fault and refused to pay any damages. The entire lower level
had to be gutted and new walls, flooring and rugs replaced. Believe it
or not, the furnace (gas forced air) started right up after it dried
On Wed, 31 May 2006 23:18:49 GMT, "Donna"
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