The insurance adjuster took one look at the small hole in the wall Nelson had made to find the leak and told us to get a crew to rip the damaged area out.
In this pic, you see the crew in the midst of tearing out all the moldy wallboard insulation on the living room side.
You can see the wet floor in this photo.
In the bathroom they ripped up the vinyl flooring as well as pulled all the old tiles off the walls.
Once all the ruined stuff was ripped out, they put an industrial sized dehumidifier in the living room to suck up all the mosture.
Then they put a blower in the bathroom at floor level. It was kind of weird, actually because while sitting on the throne, the blower would blow all this cool air between the toilet and the seat right at your butt. Different.
Both of these machines stayed on 24/7 until Friday at which time the rip out guy came back. He used a moisture meter to test about a dozen spots on each side and then declared the area dry. He took his equipment with him when he left. Sure was quiet after they left.
That left us with a humongous hole in the wall. (About 20 sq ft)
This is what our bathroom looks like now.
We can't use the shower because we can't get the walls wet. We can use the bathtub as long as we don't splash.
We've put the rugs back on the floor for comfort.
And this is how it looks in the living room. We're just using shower curtains for privacy because we have to allow easy access to the damaged pipes.
So the schedule now is that we wait for 2 different companies to do an estimate on replacement costs.
And then we wait for the insurance company to pick one.
Apparently, it will be up to 2 months before our bathroom is restored.Oh yay.