Because of a broken water heater, a home located in the 89141 area of Las Vegas, Nevada was drenched in water. The flood affected several areas of the residence including the living room, laundry room, garage, hall and hall closet. By the time that our company Insurance Restoration Services (IRS) was called out by our alarmed client, the water has already caused mold growth and extensive damage on the laminated flooring.
Upon arriving, our team immediately spotted signs of water damage. The laminated wooden flooring in the living and dining room areas were visibly warped. Additionally, some baseboards also had cracks suggesting that they were also affected by the problem.
After assessing the extent of the water damage, our specialists went ahead and performed a Las Vegas water damage clean up in the home. Before taking out the wet flooring, we made sure that all water sources were turned off. Afterwards, our team removed damaged flooring from all the affected areas. Unfortunately, all the flooring that we extracted were severely damaged by the flood. We were not able to save any of them.
On the brighter side, our team was able to remove mold growth between the baseboards. We also sealed off contaminated areas to prevent the mold from spreading to other parts of the home. Next, we used our state-of-the-art HEPA vacuum to clean out the mold. As soon as all signs of mold were eradicated, we applied sanitizer using our antimicrobial applicators to prevent any future mold growth.
To extract and dry up the water leaked by the broken water heater, we placed commercial grade fans and dehumidifiers around the home. They were posted in the living room, laundry room, garage hall and hall closet. Loose cords were taped down for safety reasons.
Before declaring the job as finished, we checked the level of humidity using our Thermal Camera. This device enables us to determine if there is still moisture trapped within the structure of a home we are working on. Luckily, the results were positive. The home was already clean and dry.
Aside from water heaters, there are plenty of other appliances that can cause water damage. For instance, broken laundry machines and dishwashers can also be the reason of devastating floods. Be wary of water leakages in your home and do not attempt to fix it all by yourself. To avoid more costly damage, call professionals who really specialize in fixing water damage.