I have a brand new home. The ice maker connection on the refrigerator
had a small leak for about 6 days. This resulted in saturating the
subfloor, some of the drywall about 10" up the wall, and hardwood
floor on the other side of the wall. I rstopped the leak and emoved
insulation under the house to let it air dry. Right now,my biggest
worries are residual moisture in the structure, and cupping of the
hardwood floors over about a 25 sq ft. area. Any suggestions about
action I should take to minimize further damage and help with repair?
Whatever else you do, DON'T call your insurance company. Don't make a
water claim. My house ins. was cancelled due to 2 water leaks that they
paid out about $5K total for. Now I'm blackballed from all major ins. co
for 3 years, had to get ins. on "surplus lines" market meaning high-risk
and high rate, 2.5x as much.
The CLUE database knows all, now.
John Mitchell wrote:
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.