Often times we overlook the areas of our home where we do not frequently visit like the crawlspace or the attic. It’s important to do routine checks of these areas to make sure there are no leaks or rodents causing damage to your home. For example, a leaking hot water heater in a home can cause serious water damage to the inside of the house as well as to the crawlspace. Any old or compromised water heater that starts leaking can cause elevated moisture, visible microbial growth and could compromise the structure of the home. If you notice your hot water heater is leaking it’s important to shut off the water heater or shut off the main line and call a professional water mitigation specialist like Disaster Master to help mitigate the water damage in your home.
Recently in Lincoln City, Oregon a homeowner discovered that she had a leaking hot water heater that was affected her crawlspace. She called Disaster Master to help with the water damage. Disaster Master started by removing and disposing of all wet affected insulation from the crawlspace. Next all debris and existing vapor barrier were removed and disposed of. Next, a detail clean of the entire crawlspace was needed. They HEPA vacuumed all visible microbial growth on the framing, floor joists and floor sheathing. RMR treatment of all visible microbial growth including spray scrub and wipe was also done. New black 6 ml vapor barrier was installed last. Disaster Master also helped fix 4 compromised vents in the crawlspace. The homeowner was very satisfied with the work that Disaster Master did because it put her mind at ease.
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, Neskowin, Neotsu, Otis, Pacific City, Gleneden Beach, Depoe Bay, Siletz, Newport, Toledo, Waldport, Yachats.