This water damage restoration project was the result of a category 3 water loss event. The cause of loss was a sanitary plumbing line leak within the ceiling and wall cavities that allowed sewage water to escape and contaminate rooms below the second floor and into the basement.
Water Mitigation & Asbestos Contamination
Being built in 1940 with subsequent renovations, the possibility of asbestos laced building materials was substantial. Prior to beginning mitigation services, which entails significant controlled demolition, we hired a third-party organization to test suspect wallboard for asbestos in the basement and on the first level. Due to the progressive nature of water damage, the asbestos testing lab evaluation was expedited to limit the delay in flood restoration services and arrest the ongoing deterioration. The lab results came back negative, allowing us to begin the water damage restoration without professional asbestos abatement services.
Preparation For Water Damage Restoration
Preparation for a water mitigation job is essential to protecting unaffected areas of the home as well as the contents. All areas of the home requiring de-construction to expose saturated structural components were isolated using 6 mil. Fire retardant poly in conjunction with containment poles and access zippers. Containment chambers were erected to separate two adjacent second level bathrooms; the living room, Dining room, central entry hall and powder room on the first level as well as the utility room and finished basement bar. Each containment chamber was fitted with an air scrubber that was situated to produce negative pressure to limit the escape of excessive dust particles produced by plaster demolition.
Mold Contamination Restoration
Once the water mitigation job site was prepared, several days of de-construction requiring 6 men began. Plaster was removed on the first level and in the basement, which uncovered a cracked and leaking sanitary waste line system. Wet bed set tile floors were broken out in two bathrooms on the second level to access wet wood subfloors for structural drying as well as the damaged plumbing lines encased in wet-bed concrete for repair by the plumber. During this flood restoration process, potential mold contamination was uncovered and verified using an ATP testing device. After confirming mold contamination was present, oxidation cleaning techniques were provided, antimicrobial wide spectrum disinfectants were applied and structural drying equipment was deployed and remained in place until a dry standard was achieved and documented.
Flood Damage Restoration Professionals
Water mitigation is the process of reducing or preventing the continuing effects of water damage after a flood or a permeating leak. Property Recovery 911 offers professional water mitigation and flood restoration no matter the source or scope of the water intrusion. Prompt water removal and structural drying is essential to reducing the ongoing effects of water exposure, which can wick up walls, travel under baseboards, penetrate floor coverings, infiltrate sub-floors and damage adjacent rooms. If left unchecked over 48 hours, microbial growth can ensue threatening the interior environment and the health of those within.
Property Recovery 911 prepared and on call 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to dispatch a quick response team who can be on your location within 1 hour protecting your interests. Contact us at (267) 808-7200 to prevent or alleviate the devastating effects of water damage and to safely dry, deodorize and disinfect the affected areas.