Majority of homeowners will have to deal with a leaking water heater at some point. Water heaters can leak because of the age or because of some sort of defect. It’s important to inspect the area around where a water heater leaked because this could cause water damage to the structure of the home. Sometimes water heater leaks are be slow and unnoticed so that homeowners might not even know they have this issue. The most common damage from water heater leaks is water damage to flooring, surrounding drywall and insulation. Water damage could also lead to microbial growth which could also compromise the structure of the home. That’s why it is crucial to call a water restoration company like Disaster Master to mitigate the structural and content damage to your home or commercial property.
Recently in Neskowin, Oregon there was a home that had a leaking hot water heater under the sink on the main floor of the home. The leak had gone down from the cabinet under the sink to the ceiling in the basement. The basement ceiling drywall and insulation was saturated with water and needed to be removed and dried out. The homeowner hired Disaster Master to mitigate the water damage. Disaster Master responded to the emergency within 1 hour from the time they were called. The technicians performed moisture readings to detect the elevated moisture in the floors and ceiling. Next, Disaster Master set drying equipment like XL dehumidifiers and air movers on the main floor and in the basement to help dry the affected areas. Next, the ceiling drywall in the basement was removed and disposed of. All insulation from the ceiling was also removed and disposed of. The drying equipment was then re set back up after the demo work on the ceiling was completed. The structure needed 5 more days of drying equipment to help dry the affected ceiling cavities and floor under the cabinet. The homeowner was very satisfied with the work that Disaster Master did. They were able to respond right away to the water damage which helped prevent any mold from growing. Also they were able to save the flooring on the main floor where the leak occurred by drying it all in place.
If you have any water damage in your home or commercial space and need help please call Disaster Master today at 541-992-2080. Disaster Master proudly services Lincoln City, Neotsu, Otis, Neskowin, Pacific City, Gleneden Beach, Depoe Bay, Toledo, Siletz, Newport, Seal Rock, Yachats and Waldport.