PORT RICHEY - Anna and Joe Trapani never suspected anything amiss in their Regency Park home until one morning last month.

She woke up, walked into the kitchen - and splash.

"I sloshed in water," said Anna, 79. "Then when I stepped on one of the tiles, it bubbled up."

Turned out they had hidden leaks originating from their air conditioning drain line and from their washing machine, causing a film of water to coat a section of the kitchen floor. Parts of their kitchen would need to be torn apart, cleaned up and rebuilt - work that would total well over $30,000.

That was the first bad surprise. The second one came almost three weeks later, after the initial work had been done.

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