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Broken Pipe

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

Water ran from the upstairs laundry room through the sofit and froze on the outside of the home Frozen water from a large loss

This picture depicts what happens when several hundreds of gallons of water run through the exterior walls of a home and the water freezes to the outside. Unfortunately for this home owner, the tenant had vacated the home, the pipe broke almost immediately after leaving, then the loss was not discovered for 10 days. The meter was read when the tenant vacated, it was then read the morning SERVPRO responded to provide services, we discovered that approximately 1,249 gallons of water ran through this home in almost 10 days! We performed a fair amount of demolition, set our drying equipment, and dried the home in a timely fashion. Just a tip to all our readers, if you vacate a home for an extended period of time, shutting the main water valve to the home will help to avoid such a disaster. 

Creative way to dry the ceiling cavity and sub flooring

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

Fan with lay flat ducting drying the ceiling cavity and sub flooring Creative drying

This image depicts how to funnel the air flow from a fan directly into the ceiling cavity, while also drying the under side of the sub flooring. This was not a very large water loss, the bathroom above the kitchen had a slow leak coming from the supply line. SERVPRO was able to dry the bathroom tile flooring, which saved the insurance money in floor replacement. We had to remove a small amount of drywall from the ceiling, and dry the ceiling cavity, as well as the under side of the bathroom sub flooring. The only repairs needed after drying took place was a small drywall repair and painting to the kitchen ceiling. This is an example of how SERVPRO restores and saves insurance carriers money as well we reduce the headache of time consuming repairs for the insured.

When a Pack Out has to be performed before mitigation

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

Contents throughout a flooded basement Contents throughout this flooded basement

This photo is an example of a flooded basement that was fully affected, however the basement was completely full of contents. What do you do when you have this much content in a flooded basement?

SERVPRO of Louisa, Orange & Madison Counties provides pack out and content cleaning services. We carefully document, wrap and protect each large item and box all smaller items. Once the home is packed out, the contents are transported to our climate controlled warehouse where we unwrap, clean and process the affected items, then wrap and protect the items again to be delivered back to the client once all repairs are performed.

This photo shows a job where we performed the pack out services, then we mitigated and dried this basement before any microbial growth began. Once the repairs are performed in this home, and we deliver all of the customers household goods, this basement will be back to preloss condition, or as we say " Like it never even happened". 

Results of a broken toilet supply line

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

Injectadry System Saved these 80 year old white oak floors

This homeowner went out of town for vacation, while they were away the toilet supply line broke. This is a common occurrence and can easily be avoided by turning the main water supply valve off when leaving the home for several days.

SERVPRO of Louisa, Orange, & Madison was contacted by a local insurance agent asking if we could save these floors. Prior to contacting our franchise, another competitor had been to the home and had proposed that these floors needed to be removed and could not be saved.

Our crew arrived the same day and we set up the Injectadry system with rescue mats. We also placed a couple fans and a dehumidifier. After 3 days of drying, we removed the moisture from the floors, the floors had no cupping and were left in preloss condition. 

The homeowner was extremely pleased to know we were able to save the 80 year old white oak floors that were just refinished 2 months prior to the loss. This is another example of how SERVPRO training separates us from the competition, we always try to restore before we remove, if possible!