We have a small house in our home town that the wife and I have owned since we were kids (literally 20/19 when we bought it). The last few years, we have been using it at a rental property. The very first day of our vacation, 10 o'clock at night, we received the call no one ever wants to get. Our rental caught on fire. It sounds like the walls are still standing, and the floor system is ok (other than the OSB which has been soaking up the wetness since last Monday and is surely warped at this point). The interior is gutted, burned a few trusses, etc. Sounds like an electrical fire.
House is pretty small (768sf) ranch on a crawl space, and I'm almost certain the insurance company is going to total it out. I'm toying with the idea of doing the demolition myself if I can get the insurance company to pay me for it. Anyone ever demo a house? Other than the obvious things, is there anything to look out for?
No one was hurt, Mrs. renter and the kids were down in Florida for Spring Break. Mr. Renter wasn't home. Fire Department did a **** good job of keeping the fire contained to the house.
Overall just a rough way to ruin a vacation. Gonna slow down my ability to purchase e-waste until after I see exactly how everything is going to play out with the insurance company.