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Re: Hot Fudge Weather

Postby Toolbox » Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:44 pm

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middle aged female wrote:Thanks to the deluge here in Clawson, my basement is about a foot deep in water. Never having had this issue before, can anyone tell me if it's safe to walk down there and rescue the cat's litter box and whatever else I see floating around. I'm home alone tonight and my cat is beginning to look distinctly nervous. I think the water is backing up through the floor drains so it will go down if God's Judgment on us ever stops falling, but it's kind of disconcerting.


If you had some waders it would probably be better but it probably won't be too bad for a quick trip to grab some belongings. I'd probably take a shower afterward but more importantly I'd get a couple dehumidifiers and some industrial fans to get the moisture out. I think Home Depot rents them. I have found a stream going into the drain in my basement from numerous seepage areas along my south basement wall. It only happens during the worst torrential downpours but it looks like I have quite the winter project ahead of me. I took care of it with a mop and dehumidifier but it's pretty disconcerting.

Got a hold of the SIL and we got a couple sump pumps to get things moving. After the rain finally stopped it started dissipating but slowly, so he called his uncle to bring the industrial strength one over. The measurable water is out now, but there is a shit load of ruined things strewn about; tomorrow will be drag and dump day. I'm going to try not to look at all my "stuff" going bye-bye. We're praying that the washer/dryer/furnace/and hot water tank made it and maybe the chest freezer. I think every house on the block had flooding to some extent.
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If you need help call me. Meliss and I have already filled up the space between the street and walk with things that were soaked. We were lucky that we only got 4" of water and it was pretty clear, not the brown water yo have. Looks like we will be spending the weekend removing all the basement walls and painting after the cleanup is finished.



There was more garbage last night till the pickers stopped by.
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Re: Hot Fudge Weather

Postby middle aged female » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:19 pm

So far it looks like we're under control, but I do appreciate the offer; Kate and Ethan will be here right after work to start disinfecting the floors and walls so teh furnace guy can come back tomorrow. Ted and I are still working on bleaching everything that will take a bleaching and keep its color; dishes, Christmas stuff, etc.
This is the front of our house and the neighbor's; half the stuff in front of the neighbors is ours, too.
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Neighbor's curb:(Our crap ends just before the tree, by the fan box.)

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Re: Hot Fudge Weather

Postby Catfish Jim » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:46 pm

ive ben driving the streets of DownRiver all day lodeing the stuff on the curb on my flatbed. Way I see it Im doing folks a favor by getting it of ther property. So far have 3 mattresses, a hotwater heter, a couch, two entertainment centres, and baby toys. One fella even put out a perfectly gud weight set so now I get to pumping iron.

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Re: Hot Fudge Weather

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:36 pm

Catfish Jim wrote:ive ben driving the streets of DownRiver all day lodeing the stuff on the curb on my flatbed. Way I see it Im doing folks a favor by getting it of ther property. So far have 3 mattresses, a hotwater heter, a couch, two entertainment centres, and baby toys. One fella even put out a perfectly gud weight set so now I get to pumping iron.

White flight, when I was a kid, was a great time for trash picking. Homes full of good stuff emptied out as folk headed for the exits. Toys, tools, books, hardware and everything else that a kid could want to scavange. Years after the fact and of course after the full weight of being left behind had sunk in I drew a connection between those days of good picking and the passage early on in The Grapes of Wrath where the Joads gorged upon pork from a pig that will not make the trek with them to California. Sometimes a feast isn't really a feast. Beware, Jimbo.

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Re: Hot Fudge Weather

Postby middle aged female » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:18 pm

SIL just finished up three long nights of basement emptying and decontamination. It smells the the inside of a bleach bottle in here but it's better than smelling like shit. We'll try and get the furnace man out here first thing tomorrow to get a quote for the blower or whatever. Trash piles up and down the street just keep getting bigger and are starting to fester. Old mattresses and carpeting is just nasty. I've done load after load of Christmas china and stoneware dishes that were stored in the basement and I'm still only half done; lost a lot of food and more lost treasures than I care to think about but the basement has never looked neater.
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Re: Hot Fudge Weather

Postby Toolbox » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:27 pm

middle aged female wrote:SIL just finished up three long nights of basement emptying and decontamination. It smells the the inside of a bleach bottle in here but it's better than smelling like shit. We'll try and get the furnace man out here first thing tomorrow to get a quote for the blower or whatever. Trash piles up and down the street just keep getting bigger and are starting to fester. Old mattresses and carpeting is just nasty. I've done load after load of Christmas china and stoneware dishes that were stored in the basement and I'm still only half done; lost a lot of food and more lost treasures than I care to think about but the basement has never looked neater.


Meliss picked up DampRid in lavender scent. It has helped with the smells.

Trash was picked up here earlier this morning. Already refilled the curb with the basement walls.
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Re: Hot Fudge Weather

Postby Mad Max » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:55 pm

Toolbox wrote:
middle aged female wrote:SIL just finished up three long nights of basement emptying and decontamination. It smells the the inside of a bleach bottle in here but it's better than smelling like shit. We'll try and get the furnace man out here first thing tomorrow to get a quote for the blower or whatever. Trash piles up and down the street just keep getting bigger and are starting to fester. Old mattresses and carpeting is just nasty. I've done load after load of Christmas china and stoneware dishes that were stored in the basement and I'm still only half done; lost a lot of food and more lost treasures than I care to think about but the basement has never looked neater.


Meliss picked up DampRid in lavender scent. It has helped with the smells.

Trash was picked up here earlier this morning. Already refilled the curb with the basement walls.


What's the likelihood that a sump pump could have kept up with Monday night's mess?

A guy I know in Hamtramck put one in his basement last year. I'll be asking him how it worked next time I see him.
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Re: Hot Fudge Weather

Postby Toolbox » Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:41 pm

Mad Max wrote:
Toolbox wrote:
middle aged female wrote:SIL just finished up three long nights of basement emptying and decontamination. It smells the the inside of a bleach bottle in here but it's better than smelling like shit. We'll try and get the furnace man out here first thing tomorrow to get a quote for the blower or whatever. Trash piles up and down the street just keep getting bigger and are starting to fester. Old mattresses and carpeting is just nasty. I've done load after load of Christmas china and stoneware dishes that were stored in the basement and I'm still only half done; lost a lot of food and more lost treasures than I care to think about but the basement has never looked neater.


Meliss picked up DampRid in lavender scent. It has helped with the smells.

Trash was picked up here earlier this morning. Already refilled the curb with the basement walls.


What's the likelihood that a sump pump could have kept up with Monday night's mess?

A guy I know in Hamtramck put one in his basement last year. I'll be asking him how it worked next time I see him.
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Sump pump doesn't work on sewage..
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Re: Hot Fudge Weather

Postby middle aged female » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:03 pm

Mad Max wrote:
Toolbox wrote:
middle aged female wrote:SIL just finished up three long nights of basement emptying and decontamination. It smells the the inside of a bleach bottle in here but it's better than smelling like shit. We'll try and get the furnace man out here first thing tomorrow to get a quote for the blower or whatever. Trash piles up and down the street just keep getting bigger and are starting to fester. Old mattresses and carpeting is just nasty. I've done load after load of Christmas china and stoneware dishes that were stored in the basement and I'm still only half done; lost a lot of food and more lost treasures than I care to think about but the basement has never looked neater.


Meliss picked up DampRid in lavender scent. It has helped with the smells.

Trash was picked up here earlier this morning. Already refilled the curb with the basement walls.


What's the likelihood that a sump pump could have kept up with Monday night's mess?

A guy I know in Hamtramck put one in his basement last year. I'll be asking him how it worked next time I see him.

It wouldn't have helped at all during the rain; it did help drain the basement after the rain stopped and the sewers and drains stopped spewing water. SIL put three down there right after the Wrath of God ended and it aided some but within an hour of the rain stopping the street was drained and then the basement could drain.

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Re: Hot Fudge Weather

Postby middle aged female » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:10 pm

Toolbox wrote:
middle aged female wrote:SIL just finished up three long nights of basement emptying and decontamination. It smells the the inside of a bleach bottle in here but it's better than smelling like shit. We'll try and get the furnace man out here first thing tomorrow to get a quote for the blower or whatever. Trash piles up and down the street just keep getting bigger and are starting to fester. Old mattresses and carpeting is just nasty. I've done load after load of Christmas china and stoneware dishes that were stored in the basement and I'm still only half done; lost a lot of food and more lost treasures than I care to think about but the basement has never looked neater.


Meliss picked up DampRid in lavender scent. It has helped with the smells.

Trash was picked up here earlier this morning. Already refilled the curb with the basement walls.

The garbage is still sitting on the curbs over here and the piles keep growing; I'm waiting for clouds of flies to start forming.
The furnace guy, Dan from Troy Heating, came this afternoon and said we need a new circuit board and blower and that should fix it all. He's also getting me the filters for the humidifier that we didn't even know worked. He said he'd order the parts and install next week; he already called and will be here Tuesday morning. So when we get the air back we can get the basement drier.
I'll look into that damp rid in the meantime.

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Re: Hot Fudge Weather

Postby middle aged female » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:30 am

middle aged female wrote:
Toolbox wrote:
middle aged female wrote:SIL just finished up three long nights of basement emptying and decontamination. It smells the the inside of a bleach bottle in here but it's better than smelling like shit. We'll try and get the furnace man out here first thing tomorrow to get a quote for the blower or whatever. Trash piles up and down the street just keep getting bigger and are starting to fester. Old mattresses and carpeting is just nasty. I've done load after load of Christmas china and stoneware dishes that were stored in the basement and I'm still only half done; lost a lot of food and more lost treasures than I care to think about but the basement has never looked neater.


Meliss picked up DampRid in lavender scent. It has helped with the smells.

Trash was picked up here earlier this morning. Already refilled the curb with the basement walls.

The garbage is still sitting on the curbs over here and the piles keep growing; I'm waiting for clouds of flies to start forming.
The furnace guy, Dan from Troy Heating, came this afternoon and said we need a new circuit board and blower and that should fix it all. He's also getting me the filters for the humidifier that we didn't even know worked. He said he'd order the parts and install next week; he already called and will be here Tuesday morning. So when we get the air back we can get the basement drier.
I'll look into that damp rid in the meantime.

Garbage men just came through, crushing peoples dreams and memories. I'm just glad the crap is off the curb.

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Re: Hot Fudge Weather

Postby jmy » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:39 pm

I'd just be happy to see it go within a month.
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Re: Hot Fudge Weather

Postby Toolbox » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:57 am

middle aged female wrote:
middle aged female wrote:
Toolbox wrote:
middle aged female wrote:SIL just finished up three long nights of basement emptying and decontamination. It smells the the inside of a bleach bottle in here but it's better than smelling like shit. We'll try and get the furnace man out here first thing tomorrow to get a quote for the blower or whatever. Trash piles up and down the street just keep getting bigger and are starting to fester. Old mattresses and carpeting is just nasty. I've done load after load of Christmas china and stoneware dishes that were stored in the basement and I'm still only half done; lost a lot of food and more lost treasures than I care to think about but the basement has never looked neater.


Meliss picked up DampRid in lavender scent. It has helped with the smells.

Trash was picked up here earlier this morning. Already refilled the curb with the basement walls.

The garbage is still sitting on the curbs over here and the piles keep growing; I'm waiting for clouds of flies to start forming.
The furnace guy, Dan from Troy Heating, came this afternoon and said we need a new circuit board and blower and that should fix it all. He's also getting me the filters for the humidifier that we didn't even know worked. He said he'd order the parts and install next week; he already called and will be here Tuesday morning. So when we get the air back we can get the basement drier.
I'll look into that damp rid in the meantime.

Garbage men just came through, crushing peoples dreams and memories. I'm just glad the crap is off the curb.



The Tringali guys were great and got it all cleaned up with smiles and a few joke, I am sure the 24 of Labatts helped.
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Re: Hot Fudge Weather

Postby middle aged female » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:58 am

Toolbox wrote:
middle aged female wrote:
middle aged female wrote:
Toolbox wrote:
middle aged female wrote:SIL just finished up three long nights of basement emptying and decontamination. It smells the the inside of a bleach bottle in here but it's better than smelling like shit. We'll try and get the furnace man out here first thing tomorrow to get a quote for the blower or whatever. Trash piles up and down the street just keep getting bigger and are starting to fester. Old mattresses and carpeting is just nasty. I've done load after load of Christmas china and stoneware dishes that were stored in the basement and I'm still only half done; lost a lot of food and more lost treasures than I care to think about but the basement has never looked neater.


Meliss picked up DampRid in lavender scent. It has helped with the smells.

Trash was picked up here earlier this morning. Already refilled the curb with the basement walls.

The garbage is still sitting on the curbs over here and the piles keep growing; I'm waiting for clouds of flies to start forming.
The furnace guy, Dan from Troy Heating, came this afternoon and said we need a new circuit board and blower and that should fix it all. He's also getting me the filters for the humidifier that we didn't even know worked. He said he'd order the parts and install next week; he already called and will be here Tuesday morning. So when we get the air back we can get the basement drier.
I'll look into that damp rid in the meantime.

Garbage men just came through, crushing peoples dreams and memories. I'm just glad the crap is off the curb.


The Tringali guys were great and got it all cleaned up with smiles and a few joke, I am sure the 24 of Labatts helped.

They must have brought in temp workers or some of management because there were several guys out there that had no business wearing a wife-beater and shorts.

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Re: Hot Fudge Weather

Postby middle aged female » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:54 am

Furnace man just left; I know have air and the heat has been tested too. He even got my humidifier up and running.
Bless his heart.

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