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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Overcoming Washer Water Damage In This Phoenix Home

You cannot always plan for the emergencies that affect you from day to day life. One Phoenix home, for instance, was ill-prepared for the widespread effects that a defective hose connection on their washing machine could have on their entire home. Overcoming this disaster, as you can see from the video, had to happen over several steps.

As Project Manager David Fox explains, the insurance company specifically requested that the cabinetry doors and countertops get saved. While the restoration was underway, specific precautions got taken to ensure that no damage befell the granite countertops or the removed items. What was successfully uninstalled from these cabinets before demolition was stored closeby in a dry area of the house for reinstallation when the cabinets get rebuilt in the immediate future.

Since the water damage spread out through so many areas of the house, lower portions of the drywall in many of the rooms required removal as well. These "flood cuts" (as David Fox refers to them) would allow for new materials to get installed at a later point but gave our SERVPRO technicians on this job access to spaces and cavities that needed thorough drying efforts for the restoration to be a success.

Among the list of things that needed to happen to restore the damage to this home, the source of the problem required repair. The process would require replacing some of the hardware for one of the hose fixtures in the utility room to be able to turn the water back on to this portion of the plumbing.

Drying the area thoroughly using air movers and dehumidification equipment ensures that compounding damages like mold growth does not occur, and prevents worsening damages to structural components and construction materials.

While you might not be able to predict the emergencies that can affect your home throughout your life, you can always count on SERVPRO of Central Phoenix to help you set things right again. Give us a call anytime you need us at (602) 386-4268.