Well, we were so excited for our fabulous new dishwasher.....we waited for many months to get it & were thrilled to not have to do dishes by hand anymore....we happily brought our new prize home and started the installation. Not too long after that, some fun began..well not too much but a little. I didn't quite turn off the water the right away (3 knobs, who would of thought?) and so when Larry started to disconnect hoses, well, his face was right there and well, he got a little shower you might say :o) Sorry honey! Not that I would be so rude to laugh at a time like that. Because it was not funny! Water spraying all over the face of your spouse, and him standing up with a dripping shirt and well...that is not funny. So anyway, the wood floors did get quite wet, we were a bit concerned, but cleaned it up and moved on. Well, about a week or 2 later, we noticed the wood planks starting to warp. Great, we thought....more water than we thought. Wow, how could just that bit of water cause so much damage? Strange....we put it on the "to-do" list and moved on. One day I noticed one board being very squishy and when I pushed on it, I could see moisture. Wow, amazing that little bit of water could cause so much damage...look honey, at this water here! isn't that weird honey? look at all that water right there in between the boards. Who would have thought that little bit of water could stay there like that? hmmmmm.
Fast forward oh, maybe a month or so. Gee I smell a mildewy smell.....strange, better take out the trash and clean the sink really good. Maybe the pipe under the sink is dripping a little, and the cabinet underneath is getting wet, check it out...nope no leaks there. hmmmmm. another week....sitting on the floor with the Morgan's newly adopted Guatemalen cuties. At their level you see things, you notice all the crumbs, you notice all the dust, you notice..... all the water damage under the cabinet, dishwasher, and sink. whaaaaatttt? where'd all that water come from, good grief, the whole subfloor is wet. Honeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyy, can you come look at this pleeeeeeaaaase!
Long story short, dishwasher has been leaking since we installed it. yikes. we are talking a whole bunch of water. Under the dishwasher & sink we have the pressboard on top of the subfloor, and it is completely saturated & rotting away. And stinky. What fun, at 6:45pm Sunday night, we finish off a perfectly peaceful Sabbath day with this.
Let's see, lets pull the dw out & see what we've got. OK, so basically worst case scenario. Subfloor is soaked under the dw, under sink, under cabinet, and approx 4 -5 feet into kitchen under the wood planks. Oh boy, where to start. We sit, we stare, we think.....of course why would we pay Lowes $124 to install a new dishwasher when "we can do it ourself!?!" We realize that we are going to have a destroyed kitchen for awhile. Flooring pulled up, cabinets pulled out, sink removed......ughhhhhhh!
Larry takes dw out to garage, chips away at the moldy disgusting pressboard, pries up about 10 planks. We sit... we stare... we think... we realize what we are in for..... We clean up our mess, put the tools away, drag the boards out to the wood pile, spray the moldy areas with bleach water& go to bed. We dream of another home improvement project....sheer bliss.....