Emergency Water Removal
Property Recovery 911 was contacted by a homeowner requiring emergency water removal and water damage restoration in the Bucks county borough of Newtown. Resulting from a frozen and ruptured water supply line in the mud room. Water spilled through the floor, causing the vinyl tile to loose adequate adhesion and flooding the basement below.
Mud Room Water Damage Restoration
Originating in poorly insulated mud room due to a frozen and burst water supply line, water damage restoration in this section of the home was particularly challenging. Cold temperatures within this area of the home were counteracting the ability of our structural drying equipment. Our answer to this complication was a Phoenix FireBird Compact 20 Electric Heat Drying System, which was able to deliver steady temperatures exceeding 85°F to the entire area catalyzing the effectiveness of our structural drying equipment.
After removing the damaged section of vinyl tile flooring then blocking & tabbing the contents, we treated the area with Benefect Botanical Disinfectant, deployed a Dri-Eaz Revolution LGR Dehumidifier, an Axial fan and the a Phoenix FireBird Compact 20 Electric Heat Drying System. Moisture conditions in the mud room were closely monitored on a daily basis, and after a period of 3 consecutive days of drying we achieved our dry standard, completing the mud room water damage restoration.
Basement Water Damage Restoration
Our first task in this water damage restoration job was water extraction. The dangers of standing water in the domicile increase exponentially with the passage of time and include the possibility of health-related issues and deterioration to the structure itself.
Mold growth can commence in as little as 48 hours due excessive humidity and moisture, this possibility is exacerbated by the lack of ventilation common in a basement environment. The presence of black mold within the living quarters can lead to a litany of health issues, some of which may be severe. Conditions that could support mold contamination were rife in this water damage restoration job, fortunately our emergency water removal and structural drying services were enlisted and successfully completed well before this eventuality could occur.
Structural issues associated with prolonged water exposure can include destruction of electrical components, damage to utility equipment, wall damage and in basements with chronic moisture issues support beam deterioration as well as foundation undermining can compromise the structural integrity of the building. Again, our timely water extraction and structural drying excluded the possibility of such eventualities.
Following emergency water removal from the basement, we treated the area with Benefect Botanical Disinfectant, deployed a Dri-Eaz Revolution LGR Dehumidifier and several centrifugal air movers. The moisture conditions in the basement were closely monitored on a daily basis, and after a period of 3 consecutive days of drying the basement water damage restoration was complete.
Property Recovery 911 offers professional water damage restoration including emergency water removal and structural drying. Our flood cleanup services are offered in Philadelphia, Bucks County, Chester County, Montgomery County, and Delaware County, PA. Contact us at (267) 808-7200, we are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to dispatch a quick response team who can be on your location within 1 hour.