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Finally Dry

August 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

They had 23 fans and 5 dehumidifiers in the house for 4 days. What a racket! They finally judged the house dry, and took the equipment away last night, so at least it’s peaceful again.

The insurance adjuster was here this morning, and estimated about $7000 just to repair the damage to the walls. That doesn’t include the expense of drying out the house (that will be billed directly to that company so we will probably never know how much that was) or the new flooring (material or installation). It’s all covered after our $1000 deductible, except any updgrades to flooring, etc.

The repair man just left, after reviewing the job. They should start drywall repairs in 2-3 days, and be done in about 2 weeks total. Then comes the flooring. We are thinking of replacing the carpet with wood in several of the rooms, and maybe tile in the bathroom and utility room, so this is a good time to have the insurance company help with the cost.

Tags: Family Updates

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Donna // Aug 23, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Brian estimated if he had paid full price for his damage a few years ago, it would have cost about $35,000. (Thank goodness for friends in the construction world!) Amazing what a little water can do. Oh, wait, isn’t that what formed the Grand Canyon?

  • 2 Mom // Aug 24, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Thanks to Daryl for rebuilding my scooter today. It now rivals his new car for looks and adaptability. if you stretch your imagination enough.