Since our water leak we've been particular about potential water problems down the road. The inside of the cabinets under the sink and underneath the countertops where water might run off and drip are going to be polyurethaned to maybe help prevent the inevitable moisture from causing this problem again. Our bathroom floor is going to be tile because wood definitely wouldn't work since Boots slings water like a buffalo when he showers.
This morning we went to Boots chiropractor appointment and then grocery shopping at Publix. I vacuumed the sawdust out of the pantry cabinet when we came home and put away our foodstuffs while Boots ran out to get a haircut.
This is the kind of junk you eat when you don't exactly have a functioning kitchen.
Its not a good feeling to be thinking about future water leaks and then look up and see one. My stomach turned over and I ran like a mad woman for my cell phone and some dry towels. I wiped water up with a fury and dialed the number. Boots finally picked up the phone the third time I called and I screamed in a panicked voice, "The wash machine is leaking water all over the floor!" Terror makes me incomprehensible so I had to tell him twice more before he got the message. Boots hurried home and I photographed the damage.
I had planned on writing a post on what might happen if the floors got wet and experimenting the damage on a scrap board. Don't guess that's necessary now, huh?
We pulled the wash machine out of its cubbyhole and turned it back on, watching for more water. We searched for leaks with a flash light and checked all the hoses, but couldn't find the problem until Boots checked the other side of the wall inside the shed.
We have a leak! Boots is planning to weld that little drippy section so I hope that works.