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The landlord is simply wrong here.. It is her water heater that has damaged your personal property. While this might not have been preventable, it is still the landlord's duty to make sure that their property doesn't damage your property.
So you need to itemize and take photos of all damaged property and come up with a depreciated value for it.... not replacement value, as the landlord is not liable for that, but replacement value, like what you would buy it for used at a yard sale or second hand store.
Then if the landlord won't compensate you for your loss, you can file a small claims court lawsuit against her for your damages up to $7,000 and don't need an attorney to represent you.