Water Damage Case Studies
Location: Issaquah, WA 98029
Problem: A tree fell on the house splitting the roof allowing water to leak through the attic and down into the living space below.
Solution: Once the tree was removed and the roof tarped, we were able to begin the dry-out process. We had to remove some of the wet blown-in insulation from the attic and set drying equipment in the attic to dry the wood substrates. Equipment was also set in the bathroom and hall to dry the areas where the water had run through.
Location: Bellevue, WA 98008
Problem: The water filter system under the kitchen sink had fallen off causing water to leak out from the cabinet on to the kitchen floor spreading to the pantry, hallway, and under a 6.5 foot wide fridge and leaking down into the crawlspace.
Solution: We removed the wet damaged hardwood floors, Set a containment room up to include the affected area and set equipment. We had to hire a specialty moving company to move the fridge because of the size and weight. Removed wet insulation from the crawlspace and set equipment.
Location: Everett, WA
Problem: Water line for the ice maker in the fridge had 2 pin hole leaks affecting the kitchen, family room, entry and crawlspace. The home had multiple layers of flooring starting with laminate then tile, 2 layers of backer board, 1/4 sheet of plywood and another layer of laminate. The insured had health issues and found the equipment to annoy her so she continued to turn off the equipment.
Solution: We decided to remove everything affected instead of trying to dry out the affected materials. We removed the affected cabinets, all layers of flooring including the sub floor, the drywall, and insulation from the crawlspace. Mold was present on some of the materials. We replaced the sub floor with new plywood and treated for mold. The insured was very happy with the flexibility and thinking outside the box to come up with a solution that would work for everyone.
Location: Sammamish, WA
Problem: Toilet overflow affecting an office, bathroom and garage below.
Solution: We lifted the carpet and removed the pad in the office. The garage ha two layers of 5/8 drywall that was removed. We set containment to the shrink the drying area and set equipment for 3 days
Location: Clyde Hill, WA
Problem: We received a call stating the homeowner had a sink overflow in the bathroom. The areas affected were her master bedroom, closet, bathroom and family room below the bedroom.
Solution: We arrived onsite assessed the situation and then discussed the plan with the homeowner. We had her sign our work authorization and then the techs started. First, they set up a containment area and floor protection, then lifted the carpet and removed the pad, baseboards and set up equipment. In the lower level, we removed the can lights and set up equipment. All areas were dry in 3 days.
Location: Everett, WA
Problem: Dishwasher leaked affecting the hardwoods, kitchen cabinets, and crawlspace.
Solution: Due to health issues with one of the children the mitigation was scheduled out a month. So most of the areas where dry but mold growth had occurred. Containment was set and all affected areas were removed and treated for mold.
Flood in Vacant Home Makes Massive Mold Mess
Customer: Rincon, a large property management company
Location: Kenmore, WA
Problem: A vacant house that had been foreclosed in 2012 suffered a burst pipe in an upstairs bathroom during a deep freeze. Because the home was unoccupied, it sat for several years, developing a catastrophic mold infestation.
Solution: During the summer of 2015, AdvantaClean technicians removed all damaged and unsalvageable materials, hauling away 150 cubic yards of debris for proper disposal. We then treated all of the mold on the structural framing, rendering the house completely clean and ready for re-finishing. Coordinating with the neighbors, AdvantaClean ensured that the site remained clean during the process, and that as little disruption as possible occurred in the neighborhood. AdvantaClean passed both visual and air-sample clearance tests, administered by an independent third party, on the first try.
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