Last night Roxie peed all over the bed. It was right before bedtime so I didn’t have time to get everything washed. This morning I did 1 load, washed and dried, then started a second load. About 10-15 minutes after I started that second load, Bret came running upstairs.
“The washer is leaking and it coming out of the ceiling downstairs”
CRAP! I jumped up and checked everything out. The washer and dryer are in a closet in the hallway upstairs. When the water starting flooding, the whole closet [linoleum floors] had about an inch of water on the floor. The hallway [carpet] was sopping wet, from the side that the washer is on all the way across to the other wall. I went down stairs and checked and water was not only dripping out if the light fixture, it was POURING out, like someone had a faucet running in the ceiling. That went on for about an hour.
We didn’t notice until later that there was more water in other rooms. Bret’s room and closet are on adjoining walls with the laundry “room.” About 1.5-2 feet out from all the walls that are shared, there was about an inch of water. I noticed it dripping from the wall of the stairs, that connects to the laundry closet, so I looked around all the walls of the stairs and the closet under the stairs and sure enough, tons of water there too. My room, the empty bedroom, the kitchen and both the bathrooms are the only rooms without flooding.
So I called the emergency maintenance number and talked to the main guy. He put in a “request” to have someone come look at the washer and figure out/fix whatever caused the leak. He also called a carpet company to come “dry out” the carpets, whatever that means. I guess they’re going to put fans out or something, not sure yet. He also said they have to pull the carpet up and change the padding underneath. That’s going to be interesting. Roxie is not going to be happy having random people in here messing with the house, and random fans I imagine they’re going to leave here overnight.
I can’t imagine what’s going through the minds of the people at the management office since I just told them yesterday that we wanted to move out, and now today I flooded their freakin house.
Oh well, I didn’t do it on purpose.