Water was flowing out of the garage. I was hired to sell a home that was vacant. There was a small leak in a pipe at the water heater so the seller arranged for a plumber to fix it. I let the plumber in and he finished pretty quickly. About 15 minutes after I left the house, a neighbor called me to say that water was gushing out of the garage. I raced back and sure enough, water was flowing down the driveway. I opened the garage door to find half the ceiling on the floor and water just pouring out of the attic, which is where the water heater was located. I shut off the main water supply and assessed the damage. Long story short, the plumber replaced a pipe but failed to leave enough time to let the glue dry before turning the water back on. There was also damage to a bedroom. The plumber’s insurance company stepped up and a few weeks later, the damage was fully repaired. We then sold it for full price.
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