A roof leak can cause water damage in your attic and ceilings that could lead to other issues. The first step is to find the source of the water leak. It’s crucial to identify and fix the source of the water intrusion. A roofing company or a general contractor might be able to fix the roof leak to prevent any further water damage in attic and ceilings. After the leak is repaired it is necessary to hire a water mitigation professional like Disaster Master to remediate the affected areas in the house.
Recently in Otis, Oregon there was a roof leak on a house that caused water damage to the ceiling in the kitchen and dining room. Due to the leak not being fixed right away mold was growing in the ceiling and on the drywall in the kitchen. The homeowner had a roofer out to fix the roof leak first. Then the homeowner hired Disaster Master for water damage mitigation and mold remediation services. The first step in this job was to pull samples from the affected drywall for asbestos testing. Anything older than 2004 in the state of Oregon needs to be tested before it can be removed. The results came back negative which gave Disaster Master the go ahead to remove the affected drywall and cabinets from the kitchen. Floor protection was set up to isolate the working area and a HEPA air scrubber was set during the remediation process to help clean the air. All visible microbial growth was HEPA vacuumed in the kitchen. Next, RMR treatment was used by spraying, scrubbing and wiping away the microbial growth on the framing in the kitchen. In the dining room a four foot by six foot piece of drywall was removed from the ceiling below the skylight. All affected insulation was removed and disposed of. The visible microbial growth in the dining room was HEPA Vacuumed and treated with RMR to remove the microbial growth on the dining room upper walls. Once the demo work and remediation was done drying equipment was set to help dry out the inner wall cavities. The homeowner was satisfied with the work done by Disaster Master because they could sell their house with peace of mind.
If you have any water damage or mold issues please call Disaster Master today at 541-992-2080. Disaster Master proudly services the following cities on the Oregon Coast: Lincoln City, Neskowin, Otis, Neotsu, Gleneden Beach, Depoe Bay, Toledo, Siletz, Newport, Waldport, and Yachats.