Recent Water Damage Posts

Kitchen Water Line - Secondary Damage

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

drywall and cabinets removed from kitchen Kitchen Demolition Prior to Drying Process

Water damage can happen in any area of the home, but one of the more common areas is residential kitchens. With so many pipe layouts leading to multiple sources, for example, these pipe layouts connect to dishwashers, sinks, refrigerators, and at times even sharing systems through walls of adjacent rooms.
For this loss, this home experienced a break in the water line connecting to the refrigerator. This resulted in the water affecting the surrounding cabinets and countertops.
Normally, when dealing with any water loss, if our technicians are called as soon as possible, we are able to contain the progression of secondary damage. Unfortunately, due to a delay in receiving this loss, the secondary damage resulted in the complete removal of cabinets and countertops.
After the removal of these affected materials, our technicians are ready to begin the drying process and complete the restoration process.

If your home has experienced a water loss, give us a call today!

SERVPRO of Lancaster

Attic Water Pipe Break

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

removed drywall and ceiling Post-Mitigation of Residential Water Loss

In this residential home, a water pipe in the attic had a severe break and released water into the surrounding area, damaging the entire top half of the ceiling, including the adjacent walls.

Our team was called and assessed the damage, beginning the restoration process. After initial drying was completed, the impacted walls and ceilings were removed the same day.

After this process was completed, our team continued the drying process and the remaining areas for successful reconstruction. This process is essential in water loss events, in order to ensure all moisture and moisture affected section is removed or dried, decreasing the likelihood of mold growth. With our services, we not only remediate and correct your water loss, but our practices are also always aiming to help you prevent another loss.

If your home has experienced a water loss, call us today! SERVPRO of Lancaster CA 661-644-9505

Mold Buildup Due to Improper Clean-up

1/27/2022 (Permalink)

mold on drywall Mold Along Lower Walls and Baseboards

Mold buildup post-water loss is one of the most common occurrences if water damage clean-up and repair is done improperly.

Mold only needs 24-48 hours to begin growing when exposed to a concentrated area of moisture. This photo is an example of a water-loss job handled poorly by a previous company, and the homeowner began to have mold building up along the walls and baseboards.

SERVPRO of Lancaster CA technicians arrived on the scene began to remove all affected areas, and utilized advanced drying equipment in order to remove any possible moisture before eliminating the source. After a source is removed, our team begins the remediation process to ensure the error was corrected, "Like it never even happened."

If you have mold buildup from a post-water loss job, call us today for an inspection!

SERVPRO of Lancaster CA


Large Water Loss in Residential Home

1/13/2022 (Permalink)

Flood cuts along residential hallway The restoration process of water damaged home

In this event, there was a massive water loss within the home that spread throughout all major hallways.

Here our team arrived quickly and got right to work. We removed the excess water and helped dry out any remaining moisture from the area damaged before beginning the restoration process. This is a critical component to ensure no remaining moisture is left that may create potential mold growth or exposure to a beneficial environment.

During this process, our team removed the damaged flooring and began to section out the areas of the wall that required removal. Once the reconstruction and reflooring are completed, the restoration process is ready to be completed.

In the case of any minor or major water loss in your home, call us right away! Any day, 24/7!

SERVPRO of Lancaster