Originally Posted by swartlkk
Itemize EVERYTHING, but try to be honest with what was down there and what was not. If you can, quote actual replacement cost as of today. That would be the best bet to get as much compensation as possible.
send the pics w/it too...that way they know you're not BSing them....Lesson of the day for us all: Plastic Totes.... they're 3.77 at Walmart.....
It stinks when crap like this happens: I was flooded last fall and my hot water tank went under about 12" I thought I was pretty smart to use the hair dryer to dry up the burner, read the directions on the tank, and lite the pilot light w/out blowing up the house. But..BUT...because the tank had gone totally cold, the extra pressure in the tank (when re-heating the 40gals) blew a hole in my expansion tank! (it was rusty on top where I couldn't see it)....I ended up having to pay the plumber $130 afterall to install a stupid expansion tank (that costs only $40 at home depot) because I couldn't do it myself!
Cost of expansion tank: $40
Cost of hiring a plumber: $130
Cost of being a single women without pipe wrenches: $90
Getting the job done without calling the ex-husband: PRICELESS!