If you have a leaking hot water heater this could be a potential emergency situation. It’s crucial to locate and shut off the hot water to the hot water heater. A leaking water heater can cause serious water damage to a home. The water damage could affect the walls, insulation, floors, and subfloors. If the water damage goes unnoticed mold can begin to grow on the affected areas. Water damage and microbial growth can compromise the structure of the home. This is why it’s so important to call a water restoration professional like Disaster Master to mitigate the water damage.
Recently in Lincoln City, Oregon there was a home that had a leaking hot water heater in the laundry room. The homeowner called Disaster Master to assess the water damage and mitigate the situation. Disaster Master needed to test for asbestos in the drywall because it was older then 2004 and needed to be removed due to the water damage. Once the samples were taken the lab, the results were provided and all samples tested negative. This gave Disaster Master the clearance to remove the affected drywall in the laundry room. The crew began by moving the contents out of the laundry room. The washer and dryer were disconnected and moved out of the room too. One HEPA air scrubber was set during the remediation process to help clean the air. Disaster Master removed all sheetrock from the affected walls, base trim, and vinyl flooring in the laundry room. Drying equipment such as a dehumidifier and 4 air movers were set in the laundry room for 5 days to help dry out the inner wall cavities and framing. Disaster Master monitored the equipment and performed moisture readings to make sure the affected laundry room was all dry. Disaster Master went back after the 5th day to pick up the equipment and do a final inspection of the affected room. The homeowner was satisfied with the work that Disaster Master did because it save them time and money by mitigating the water damage right away.
If you have any water damage in your home or commercial space please call Disaster Master today at 541-992-2080. Disaster Master proudly services the following cities: Lincoln City, Neotsu, Otis, Neskowin, Pacific City, Gleneden Beach, Depoe Bay, Siletz, Toledo, Newport, Waldport and Yachats.