Bathroom Leak Causes Home Flooding in Commerce, Michigan

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Name: The Barlow Family
City: Commerce, MI

Home Flooding Damage in Commerce Township, MI

Family was awakened in the middle of the night by significant toilet leak in a second floor bathroom. The toilet valve failed and a large amount of water ran through the upstairs hallway, down into the kitchen, damaging the kitchen, living room, and dining room ceilings. The flowing water continued into the basement, where it damaged the ceiling, floors, and furniture in the basement. The water from the toilet damaged three floors.


EJH’s Home Flooding Cleanup Solution

The insurance adjuster originally would only approve $30,000 for the restoration and scope of work to cover all their damage. The Barlows were awarded $79,000 for the restoration of their home. In addition, they were relocated to a condominium during the restoration process. Originally, the adjuster wanted the Barlows to remain in their home during construction. The adjuster did not want to approve the content pack-out. With the help of EJH’s owner and project manager, the entire pack-out of contents was covered in the settlement and the damaged furniture was repaired. The homeowner had code upgrade coverage in their insurance policy, which meant that any code upgrades would be included. EJH Construction’s team of carpenters and trades restored the Barlows home to its original condition with several upgrades. Mrs. Barlow had hoped to be back in her home before Thanksgiving. Not only did EJH finish the home flooding restoration process before Thanksgiving, that was 9 days before the completion date.