Recent Water Damage Posts

Vanity Disaster

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Vanity Disaster The carpet soaked in water from the burst pipe.

In mid-August, we were called to a local home in Grand Blanc. A pipe had burst under the vanity in the bathroom. The water spread quickly from the bathroom, into the bedroom, effecting the carpet and the padding underneath. Our team quickly jumped into action assessing the damage and setting equipment.

Next, our team started the required demo within the effected areas. They removed the vanity, insulation in the underbelly of the home, drilled holes in both rooms’ drywall, removed the padding under the carpet and floated the carpet. The only area of concern was the drywall behind the tub, but we were hoping that it would start to dry out and we would not have to remove it.

When we returned to monitor the drying process 24 hours later, we found that the drywall behind the tub was no longer a concern and that the affected areas were drying as intended. Two days later, we returned to remove the equipment and prepare for the reconstruction process. It’s always a great day at SERVPRO and now it’s a great day this customer’s house as well!

Crawl Space Pool?

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Crawl Space Pool? The basement that flooded as a result of the water in the crawl space.

Crawl spaces are typically small and difficult to maneuver through; however, there are those times when it can’t be avoided.

At a resident’s home in Grand Blanc, water was coming from the crawl space into the basement. The carpet was soaked, but the homeowner did not know where the water was coming from within the crawl space. A plumber came out and fixed the source, but our work was only just beginning. Our crew started by removing the carpet from the affected area. Once the carpet was removed, the equipment was ready to be set to start the drying process; however, the circuits kept popping. We learned that we were attempting to plug in more than the house could handle in that specific area. So, we regrouped and came back the next day to monitor and swap out some of the previously set equipment with some Ariel fans. This helped with the power restraint, while maintaining drying power within the affected area. After a few short days, the homeowner was able to take back their home, knowing that there was no water where it should not be!

That Sinks!

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage That Sinks! The basement under where the supply line had broke.

Those darn sinks sure can make an unexpected mess in a home! One moment it is just sitting there and the next, there is water everywhere! What do you do? Who do you call? This customer called us and now their home is as if it never even happened!

At this Flint home, the kitchen sink caused a mess! The supply line under the sink broke, cause water to go everywhere. Our crew showed up on site and immediately started extracting the standing water. From there, they started the demolition process. The kitchen floor, base boards, sub floor, insulation under the sub floor in the basement and vanities were all removed. The equipment was set and we began the next stage of water losses, monitoring. Each day a member of our crew returned to the house to ensure that it was drying properly. After a couple of days, they home was dry, and reconstruction was able to come in and put their home back to normal.  

Washing Machine Floods House

8/15/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Washing Machine Floods House The laundry room after the flooring was removed and the air movers were set.

We have all hoped that our washing machine will never turn against us and clean nothing more than the items that we put inside it; however, sometimes that is not case.

We recently completed a water loss in Grand Blanc where the hose for the washing machine broke, leading to water overflow. When we arrived on site, we learned that multiple levels were affected. Ben and Tracy and immediately started a hard surface extraction to remove the water from the flooring. It was after that process was completed that they noticed the vinyl flooring was starting to bubble and was reading 99% wet on the moisture reader. They are removed the flooring, set equipment and took the next couple days to monitor. Now the customer’s home is as if it never even happened.   

Betrayed by the Ceiling

8/15/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Betrayed by the Ceiling The exposed pipe that caused the damage.

The fourth of July is meant to be a day of celebration and remembrance of the journey that our country has taken to be where we are today. Unfortunately for one family, this year was not as joyous as years past.

Our on-call staff received a call the morning of the fourth. A home in Davison experienced a leak in their ceiling, from a plumbing issue in their upstairs bathroom. It was causing water damaging is various locations throughout the house. Ben and Josh were the first of our staff to arrive on-site and start the demo process. The house was carpeted, which means all of it, including the padding needed to be removed and disposed of prior to setting the drying equipment. In addition to the demoing the carpet, the crew also removed 18 square feet of drywall in the ceiling. Once demo was complete, we placed air movers and dehumidifiers throughout the affected areas to start the drying process. After a couple days of monitoring, the homeowner was able to reclaim their home with peace of mind.

Water Damage Repair

8/17/2017 (Permalink)

Almost 70% of property damage involves water – through broken pipes, natural flooding, and sewer backups or after a fire. Water can cause extensive damage and pose a serious threat to building structures, interior furnishings, important documents and prized belongings. Additionally mould can begin growing within48 hours, and mould growth and related bacteria and allergens can result in serious long term health issues.

SERVPRO of Grand Blanc is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small to commercial, residential and municipal customers.

  • Quick Friendly Service
  • Emergency Commercial Water Damage Restoration Service Available
  • Fully Licensed & Insured Commercial Water Damage Restoration Contractor
  • Expert Certified Commercial Water Damage Restoration Professionals
  • Commercial, Residential & Municipal Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Water Damage Restoration in Davidson is a difficult and complex task. There are many misconceptions out there. Many times untrained professionals (even homeowners) make mistakes due to those misconceptions. When water damage restoration is required most people go by what they can only see thinking that’s all there is. The truth of the matter is there is much more to water damage that the eye cannot see.

Calling a professional water damage restoration company will ensure the job gets done right the first time. Furthermore, it will prevent the creation of a much bigger problem, such as black mold, low indoor air quality, allergies, respiratory problems etc.

Receiving water damage repair service for your home or business can potentially cause a problem with neighbors, and the block association. Allow SERVPRO of Grand Blanc in Davison to provide assistance in order to keep you away from any potential confrontational situations. To get repair service to your living or work space due to water damage, Call SERVPRO!

SERVPRO of Grand Blanc specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Water damage restoration & Cleanup

8/10/2017 (Permalink)

Experiencing water damage? To get help fast, Call SERVPRO!

SERVPRO of Grand Blanc provides 24-hour fire and water damage restoration service in Davison

Water damage can be sudden, immediately wreaking havoc on your property. Eventually, that damage can also become a health hazard and lead to mold problems. Water damage shrinks leather, warps wood, damages carpet, and causes other serious problems. Immediate damage repair is crucial in preventing water damage from further destroying your residential or commercial property.

After a storm, a burst pipe, or other disaster that results in flooding, water damage is a very real possibility. The first thing you should do is call our professional water damage restoration teams so that we can mitigate, prevent, or repair any damage.

SERVPRO of Grand Blanc is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small to commercial, residential and municipal customers.

  • Quick Friendly Service
  • Emergency Commercial Water Damage Restoration Service Available
  • Fully Licensed & Insured Commercial Water Damage Restoration Contractor
  • Expert Certified Commercial Water Damage Restoration Professionals
  • Commercial, Residential & Municipal Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Throughout every step of the process, we handle your belongings with utmost care. We go to great lengths to ensure mold is not an issue after restoration and that your indoor air quality is top-notch.