Dripping is never good when you own a home. I looked up and I saw that there was water dripping from our ceiling in our basement, onto Norah's toybox and onto the carpet. Not good.
So, I called my husband down, and he had a look at it. Looooong story short, it turns out to be the refridgerator water line had broken and leaked through the floor of the kitchen (since the kitchen is above the basement), and through the ceiling of the basement. Ugh.
Thankfully, one of the things that we put into our offer for this house was to have a home warranty for 1 year. Man, oh man, has that proved to be valuable. This is the 2nd time we've called them about something, and they've taken care of it almost immediately. We will most definitely be renewing that at the end of the year.
So anyway, they had an appraiser come out and look at it, and another looooong story short, there is a bit of water damage to the insulation, the ceiling (obviously), the carpet in the basement, and something else I'm forgetting. Daniel ended up talking the appraiser dude into letting our own construction company people (friends of ours) do all of the work that needed to be done. Well, while they were over here today, they noticed that the subfloor under the kitchen was warped due to the water.
This is where things become hopeful. I **hope** so much that the insurance company is going to cover the cost of a new kitchen floor because of this. The appraiser told our contracting company that they needed to send him pictures to prove the damage (which we think they did), and that the insurance company may or may not cover it. I hope hope hope that they do.
We have a very... hmm... how do I say this... um, interesting? color of flooring that the previous owners laid down (and apparently loved). It's like a beige-pink marble with red swirls. Something like this:
Well, something like that, but much uglier. It is something that I would NEVER have chosen for my house, but it definitely wasn't a deal-breaker for the house when we bought it. The biggest issue with it is that it was installed very DIY-like, and they did a terrible job. Parts are cracked and missing, there is NO grout in some parts, it's awful.
So... I'm hopeful that they'll cover it.