I have a deep sink in the laundry room and sprayed the feeders with a pet rug spray. (It really works wonders, something I bought when we fostered that dog.) I then add a cap of bleach to the water in the sink and soak the feeders for an hour.
I went on my merry way to do so many other chores that had been piling up but had to go back to the laundry room a while later to drop off some laundry. I was dismayed to find that the faucet had not been turned off completely and water was sneaking over the counter and down onto the linoleum floor as well as behind the doubled stacked washer and dryer and then into the floor vent! This was when I learned that my laundry room deep sink does NOT have an overflow drain! It was just a small bit of water running, but that can add up in no time.
It took 30 minutes to mop up, move the heavy rug on the floor and wring out the rags I was using. I had stopped the water from flowing across the floor from behind the washer to the floor vent, but next had to check the basement.
The water was dripping rapidly from ceiling tiles ( a dropped ceiling) and flooded the tiled floor to hubby's office and his boat gear room. I had him help me carry out the dripping rug to the table on the patio and then went back to put a bucket under the main area where water was dripping and to mop and dry the rest of the floor with a portable fan.
At least 8 ceiling tiles in the basement are stained and will have to be replaced. Since I avoid going on ladders, I will need to find a helper!
This was most annoying because earlier this week our heat pump in the attic had frozen coils which filled the aluminum pan beneath the unit and then dripped water out the corner of the trim to the attic stairway and onto the wooden floor and side of the oriental rug in the guest bedroom. Hubby and I were in bed and the evening rain had started. At first, I thought that was the sound of rain on the roof, but realized the rhythm was weird. Fortunately, we caught that "spilled" water in a few minutes and turned off the heat pump as hubby sopped up the water from the drain pan with a sponge and I cleaned up the floor and put down a bucket. (The repairman recommended replacing both AC/Heat units as they are 18-years-old!)
I know that pouring water is a ritual in many spiritual communities, but I had to look up "spilled" water. It seems that in most cases it means a change to good fortune or good luck---don't we all need that! I am waiting... guess it happens after the fortune we have to pay for two new HVAC units.
Since I keep spilling a small bit of water when filling my coffee maker in the same place, one article said it was a spirit that was trying to get my attention!
Do you have any water issues that you confront?