Recent Water Damage Posts
Don't Let a Busted Pipe Ruin Your Day!
Behind the scenes of the break room our team is restoring at a commercial facility.
It's Monday morning, your pumpkin spice latte is extra hot, and you're ready to have a great productive day! Fast forward to an hour later when a busted pipe in the ceiling causes water to flood the entire first floor workstation and break room. No need to stress, just give SERVPRO of Flower Mound/Lewisville a call! (Luckily this customer had our number from a previous event and knew exactly who to call!)
Our restoration team was onsite fast in order to remove the standing water and stabilize the environment. After the affected areas were extracted we placed air movers and dehumidifiers to begin the restoration process. It might not be the ideal work environment however, our team made it safe for all employees to maneuver throughout the facility which provides little to no business interruption.
If you experience a loss at your business, give our office a call! 972-420-4771
Carpet Delamination caused by water damage
Carpet inspection for delamination at a water damage that occurred in a Dallas, Tx home.
Carpet delamination is a condition where the secondary backing of the carpet separates from the primary backing and can be caused by a variety of issues. One cause is from water damage causing the latex adhesive to fail which will result in the separation. Higher quality carpets will have a stronger latex adhesive where the lower quality carpet doesn't hold up quite as well. If you own a business with glue down carpet, you might notice bubbling due to the loss of adhesive.
When inspecting carpet for delamination we always check from the side as the corner is a raw edge from the manufacturer and prone to fraying. As you can see from the photo the secondary backing has completely pulled away from the primary backing. In this case we would recommend the carpet being replaced in order to restore the home back to preloss condition.
Dishwasher causes water damage in Dallas, Tx
Sketch of a home that experienced a water damage due to a dishwasher.
Water damage can occur in a variety of ways. Water damage caused by a leaking dishwasher can be especially problematic. As everyone knows, most dishwashers are in a prime location near the center of a home or kitchen. A leak can destroy or discolor tile, electrical wiring of other appliances, wallpaper, wood trim, and the list goes on. If your dishwasher is older and shows obvious signs of neglect or age, consider replacing it to help avoid a water damage in your home and having to file a claim.
If you do experience a leak, file the claim as soon as it's discovered. Take photos in order to provide to your insurance company and give our team a call. SERVPRO of Flower Mound will work directly with your insurance company providing a scope of work, drying updates, and required documentation ensuring a smooth claims process.
Water Restoration in 4 Condos
Air movers and dehumidifier placed in the main living area of an affected condo.
A water damage occurred in four newly built condos, luckily before anyone moved in. SERVPRO of Flower Mound was called out to help restore these units and get them ready for their future tenants.
Our Production Manager Jake inspected the affected units as well as adjacent units with the property manager to ensure no further damage occurred prior to beginning work. Once we identified all affected areas a scope of work was agreed upon and we began the drying process.
Extraction was performed in the carpeted rooms, baseboards were removed with holes drilled for ventilation, carpet was floated to aid in the drying process, and drying equipment was placed. In just a couple days all units were restored back to preloss condition.
The property manager was not only happy that the work was performed so quickly but that she was able to now open up those to future tenants!
With fire comes water
Lightning strike causes house fire
The chances of being struck by lightning in the U.S. in a year are 1 in 700,000. The chances your home catches fire is maybe .03%. One unlucky family experienced both of these phenomena during a recent storm. As the firefighters hosed down the lightening caused fire that began to engulf their roof, the family became acutely aware of just all that they had lost. What was not charred was now soaking wet and more than likely unsalvageable.
This is where SERVPRO of Flower Mound is here to help. As worry turns to overwhelming our technicians, managers and office staff all have the training and the knowledge to walk with you through your time in need.
We never want a family to need our number, but in the event of an emergency make sure you have ours on hand. SERVPRO of Flower Mound (972) 420 – 4771.
What to do until help arrives
Water damage to a business
A water heater breaks, the sink won’t stop running or some other clean water source causes damage to your home. You’ve called SERVPRO® and we’re on our way, but in the meantime there are some things you can do to help mitigate.
- Shut off the water source
- Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building
- Remove as much excess water as possible
- Wipe excess water from word furniture
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet
- Remove paintings and place them in a safe/dry are
You may have noticed I said ‘clean water source’ in the beginning of this post. Water from toilets, outside the home and any other contaminated source pose a different danger. When water damage has been caused by contaminated water we suggest avoiding all contact and washing your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.
"What are you guys doing?"
When it comes to water damage, especially in a home, a common question is “what are you guys going to do?” In a previous post I touched on the 6 Steps of Water Damage Restoration:
- Emergency Contact
- Inspection and Damage Assessment
- Water Removal/Water Extraction
- Drying and Dehumidification
- Cleaning and Sanitizing
In this post I want to shine light on the meat of the process so to speak, number three: water removal/water extraction. This step removes the majority of the water from your home/property which in turn reduces the drying time and also helps to prevent mold growth as well as secondary water damage. With the use of powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units, SERVPRO is able to quickly remove hundreds or even thousands of gallons of water from your property.