Jake and I were tired and irritable but something needed to be done.
So naturally, I called my mom. I'm a momma's girl.
Our carpet and tile still had about an inch of standing water; we had to get someone out. Our State Farm agent sent out Complete Restoration to work with us on the water extraction.
Complete Restoration brought in machines to soak up the majority of the water; we had hoses running out our windows and through doors that ran back to their huge truck.
It took several hours to suck up water. They took off baseboards and drilled holes in the drywall underneath so that they could test how much water got in the walls and to dry it out. They also brought in large industrial fans to dry out the rooms.
The water extraction team was great at getting the water up the first couple of days.
They did forget about their fans though. We figured they would come back and turn them off when they thought it was done but we ended up having to call and remind them.
The constant running of the fans for those couple of days shot the electricity bill in the air; $343.60; usually around $100-$150 in winter months.
Lucky for us State Farm was great, they included that excess electric bill amount in our claim deductible ($1,290.00.