The faucets were open upstairs to let the water tank drain quicker, but we had left a drain closed in one sink. As we turned on the water to help stir the tank bottom, the water flowed upstairs easier than out the bottom of the tank.
We were filling the sink in the upstairs bath. Then, we started to fill the bathroom floor. Then, we started to fill the master bedroom. Then, we started to fill the hall and next bathroom.
The water got almost every towel wet so we really didn’t have anything to soak up the water. We filled a 30 gallon trash can with wet towels. Some furniture got wet feet, which had to be dried quickly to avoid staining the carpet.
The ceiling damage covers most of our den, which is directly below our master bathroom. We had water coming through from two areas that were about one square foot each, but we have water stains covering about three square feet. The ceiling picture looks like it has shadows, but it is actually covered with wet spots, stains, and sagging ceiling.