Got home from work about 4 hours ago. When I backed my truck into my garage which is half of the basement waterfalls were coming down both sides of basement walls and dripping from ceiling. Alarms were sounding. I went in and shut off the water and electric. What a buzz kill.
A pipe in 2nd floor bathroom that is close to outer wall must have burst right after I left for work this morning. It has been around -5 to -10 in Ohio for over 24 hours. Too much for whoever designed the plumbing/insulation in that area of house.
As far as I can tell 2nd floor is unscathed other than flooring in the bathroom where water filled up rafters and seeped into floor. That is just great since I don't even use the second floor since my daughter moved away.
It all spilled down into main floor.
New flooring on main level is destroyed. Master bedroom carpet is half flooded. After I shut off water and came to main level I saw water pouring out of light fixtures in ceiling until the rafters drained. I have never seen anything like this in my life. The destruction a 1/2 copper pipe can cause is unbelievable. I have lines on baseboard in main level that show water levels at about 1 1/2 inches. Down in the basement 3 inches. Water poured out the outer front wall and formed ice on siding and a patch of ice on front porch. I'll add some pictures when the light of day comes.
I found the shutoff for upstairs water and was able to restore water to Lower level. When water stopped coming from electrical fixtures I restored power. Furnace turned back on so I'm back to an inhabitable house on lower level. I squeegeed up most of the water on main level.
I had a few shots and am exhausted. Not what I intended to do tonight