The carpet guys came this morning to stretch the carpet and the cleaners were due at 3 pm to clean it so that everything could be ready for our guests arriving from Austria. Well, hold off on those work orders!
It was determined that the carpet was a total loss and could not be salvaged. Delamination of the carpet backing (whatever that is?) was found and the loops of the Berber in several of the seams were fraying. Why? The restoration company that first arrived on the scene the morning after the flood didn't cut very straight or correctly and these areas in the doorways were starting to fray.
Bottom line: new carpet. First, a piece of our carpet is being sent to a lab to determine the kind of carpet, the quality, the maker, the original worth, the depreciation that has occurred, blah, blah, blah and all of those hoops the insurance companies make one jump through. By the time that happens, we choose a new carpet within the allowed budget, and get it installed - we're looking at another 3 - 4 weeks. Lovely. Just lovely. What to do with our entire basement furniture which all has been moved upstairs and is sitting in the living room and in the garage? As it is, we can only park one car in the garage until that stuff goes back downstairs and the living room is so packed you cannot even walk through it except for a 1 foot wide trail we left. The idea of having to wait another 3 - 4 weeks to get back to our normal flow and living space in the house is a royal pain in the tuckus.