My parents as well as I experienced something rather spine-chilling in our home one afternoon about 20 years ago.
The many of us were sitting quietly in the living room enjoying a random sitcom on cable right before bed.
From what I remember, we had just finished dinner as well as it was the small phase of downtime before I was expected in bed each night. I’ll never forget what I heard moments later—it started as the sound of wood creaking under pressure, however was magnified by 100 times as well as then was immediately followed by the sound of drywall exploding as well as a rush of water coming out from behind it. Every piece of affected drywall as well as wood was black as well as it smelled horrendous. The years since have done nothing to assuage myself and others in regards to pipe leaks as well as plumbing concerns in our house. I have a plumber diligently inspect as much as he can visibly see at least twice a year. I spend a considerable chunk of money on just paying to have our vents as well as pipes snaked with a camera to check for cracks or breaks. But, little did I know, this entire time I was on the verge of a water leak in our Heating plus A/C air handler. My specialist thankfully found the problem with our condensate line during his last service inspection. He said I was a few nights away from having water backup into the wall next to our air handler indoors, creating a miniature version of what I experienced with our family so multiple years ago. I was really shocked that this was one additional area where I needed to focus our attention, as well as I had gone so multiple years completely ignorant to this fact. Although I was blissful our specialist found it, I nearly had a heart attack when he told me.