Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sylvania, Georgia, USA
Oh that story brings back memories of 1999. I was preparing to deploy to Sicily and the day I was supposed to leave, my oldest daughter wakes me up to tell me that the den ( a converted garage) was full of water. It turns out that a plastic washer at the bottom of the tank had cracked and allowed the supply line to drop out of the tank and spray an nice 3/8" stream of water for who knows how long. The garage was sunken about 6 inches from the rest of the slab of the house. The water was front to back, running under what was the garage door, down the driveway and down the street.
I called my landlord, who was working on someone's roof from a recent tornado, when my daughter comes up to me and shows me her thumb, cut down to the bone by playing with an Exacto knife. GREAT! As I am preparing to take her to the hospital, I was notified that my departure time was moved up 3 hours. GREAT! So, I had to leave my daughter with my wife, go to work, deploy, and hope for the best.
The landlord came in, moved all our furniture out of the den area, pulled up the carpet, and dried everything out. It all worked out in the end.
I hope that you did not lose anything valuable from water damage.
1977 Honda Goldwing modified to
a 1990 Tri-Sport configuration