On Friday 24th our basement, along with hundreds of other basements in the locality, was flooded. A neighbourhood bucket brigade limited the damge. We could not use shop vacuum cleaners to suck up the water since the power was off too.
Fortunately we have a rider on our insurance that provides for coverage in the case of sewer back-up. By Sunday at 1 15 pm a demolition and renovation crew had arrived, as had an insurance adjuster. Demolition of the flooring and the lower two feet of the dry wall began.
Other damage includes the cabinetry in the basement kitchen and bathroom.
Julian may have to go to a motel for a few nights while fungacides are applied.