6.21.2011

Kellermeyer Chronicles - Soggy Day

Oh... I wish I had pictures!

Imagine "waking up" to this...

That's what I basically saw last night in our bathroom...
Ok, maybe it's a bit of an exaggeration...
Ok, a LOT of an exaggeration...
But I still felt like water was rushing from Niagara Falls from my toilet and onto my bathroom floor! 

And after the flash flooding all day long here, it was just about the perfect storybook ending to a soggy day!

Recap:
Last night while laying in bed, we heard a rather random noise that came from our bathroom. 

Everything was normal before we got in bed... I was already in bed when Mr. K came to bed (as usual).  He used the restroom before bed (as usual).  I told him I smelled something funny and asked him if he could shut the bathroom door before hopping into bed.  It just smelled damp or something... maybe it was a sign.  A sign that I clearly didn't listen to. 

So... we were laying in bed, almost asleep... you know that time when you've just turned the TV off, made sure the alarms are set, and gotten into the "perfect" sleep position?  Oh wait... I don't have one of those!  And then we heard a pop... maybe it was a combination of a pop and a thud.  This was probably 10 minutes after Mr. K had shut the bathroom door. 

Mr. K got up to investigate.  HOLY FLOODED BATHROOM!  Probably at least an inch of water was on our bathroom floor!  I was in shock... but I was the one who suggested to shut the water off!  YAY ME! - Bonus Points!  Nevertheless, we still had to figure out where the water was coming from AND how to clean it up!  I grabbed all the towels we had... not enough.  All the hand towels we had... not enough.  And attempted to absorb as much of the water as quickly as possible.  All I could think was that it was somehow going to leak to our downstairs and stain our ceiling!!!  I really hope that when I get home and there is daylight shining in that I don't see something surprisingly unwelcome on our ceiling! 

So we sopped up all the water using every single towel we owned except for one for morning showering purposes and then it was off to bed again... But then we were wide awake so we tried to figure out what had happened. 

Our toilet has been running funny lately.  And it all happened after Mr. K flushed and left the bathroom.  So... the only thing we can think happened is that the back tank just overflowed.  Does that sound right?  Anyone else had this problem before?!?  And how do we fix it!?! 

At the moment we are using our guest bathroom for all purposes and have kept the water shut off in our Master Bath.  Problem definitely not solved. 

Never a dull moment at the Kellermeyer House...


**PS** 
Thoughts and suggestions welcome as we are still new to this homeowner stuff....
... at least when things start failing ...
... You live, you learn ...
And in this case, I'll mooch a little knowledge from everyone out there!

1 comment:

Rachel McPhillips said...

Yikes! We haven't had THAT problem, but we have had several occasions when our pipes in our garage froze and then that causes a flood.. I think we have fixed it though. It definitely took a plumber of some sort.

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