Originally posted by Lone Star
I nominate lleechef to invite us up for a roadfood forum thanksgiving.
My Kitchen: Well disaster struck the Lone Star household last Thursday. My son came home from school and called me at work to tell me there was water all over the downstairs of the house. Appartently the ice maker had constantly called for water and ran, and ran, and ran.
Now, my beautiful Pergo floors are halfway hacked out (they ran throughout the length of my kitchen and den which are a continous space), the carpet ( only three years old) in my formal living and dining room is halfway ripped out as are the wood floors in my entry way and powder room.
Service Master, a water damage company our insurance uses came out and did all the ripping up, including the bottom boards of my kitchen and bathroom cabinets. We had 13 turbo fans and three refriderator size dehumidifiers running in our house from Thursday til last night. It sounded like you were in the engine room of an aircraft carrier. My teeth are still vibrating.
Anyway, I am meeting with the adjuster tomorrow at my house at 0800 to decide our fate. So far, all the flooring and cabinets will have to be replaced.
The Service Master technician told us he estimated almost 1,000 gallons of water did the damage. I don't know about that, but I do know that the insidious ice maker did more damage to our house than any hurricane or tropical storm.
Oh, how awful for you! Good luck with that! I thought one of the benefits of Pergo was that it was supposed to be waterproof.