The muppet who installed the cold water tank in the loft neglected to include a pipe from the overflow to outside. Unfortunately I was in Sweden when the ball cock failed and had to travel home early.
In the loft I have removed the wet insulation to allow the ceiling to dry. It was only installed last year.
The water flowed into Kae’s bedroom soaking everything. The carpet and bed have gone to the tip. I don’t know how the floor stayed so dry – the carpet was soaking.
From there it poured into the snug, mostly avoiding the kitchen that was stored there, but soaking most of Kae’s things. It did a good job of removing the wood chip wallpaper from the ceiling.
Rocco came over to help remove the carpets and clear out water damaged things.
The one good thing is this is an old house and the breathable construction hasn’t suffered much damage and should dry out OK. Wouldn’t have fancied having a flood like this in a modern house.
I have purchased an overflow pipe for the water tank. It cost £15 and will take about half an hour to fit.