Pictured here is a set of photos from a dishwasher leak that caused major damage in a kitchen. The cabinets and walls behind the kitchen both had to be removed because of water damage and mold. The flooring also had to be removed, as the subfloor was soaked through.
Many times with leaks in homes that have wood flooring, home owners dismiss the damage that may be under the floor. Even when the top of the floor looks like it is dry, the bottom of the decking and also the subfloor could tell a totally different story. As show here, what seems to be […]
81 percent of U.S. homeowners agree that the health of their family is directly related to the cleanliness of floors in the home. While a key component to improving air quality is eliminating carpet and rug odors, which in many cases requires regularly cleaning these surfaces, only 15 percent clean their carpet at least once […]
Here’s a small Water Damage Restoration job in Philadelphia when a leak from the roof went through the floor and into the first floor ceiling. There was minor damage to the hardwood and drywall, but without a transition piece in the flooring, sometimes the repair can be quite difficult and expensive.
To take the chill out of a crawl space, it’s usually best to insulate the exterior masonry walls rather than the underside of the floor above. That’s especially true when heating ducts or pipes pass through the space. Unless there are excessive moisture problems in the crawl space, use unfaced fiberglass batts to insulate the […]
Carpet patching is something that many people are already aware of, but it is important to hire a professional for the best outcome. This process involves the physical removal of a segment or area of flooring and the subsequent replacement of a visually similar piece of flooring. This is accomplished best by seasoned professionals who […]
We posted a blog about the dangers of Sewer Gas Exposure, so here’s a photo of the damage caused by a break in the sewer line. The stack pipe behind a wall broke and leaked for some time prior to being discovered. The floor has been totally soaked and completely damaged. The sinking floor is […]
Here’s a photo of a hallway which was flooded and the water damage was so extensive, that even the baseboard is being lifted. Floors in such conditions can not be restored, as the only course of action is to completed remove it, dry the sub-floor, and reinstall new hardwood flooring. This particular property was a […]
This photo shows a plumbing job done to a home which failed at the connection points and caused several thousand dollars of damage to the ceiling, walls and floors. You can see multiple couplings used instead of cutting the PVC at the right length, or because the contractor used whatever scrap pieces they had left, […]
What does hardwood floors look like after a water loss? It is a question we get quite often, so here’s a picture of a water loss on the second floor of a home which destroyed most of the flooring. The hardwood in this photo is beyond any sanding and had to be removed.