Water Damage in Boca Raton, Fl Caused by Massive Storm....Leak Detection & Remediation Services Provided
On this project in Boca Raton, Florida, we were called out to locate the source of a water intrusion from a storm that flooded the master bedroom and caused water damage to the master bathroom as well. The location of this leak was hiding, so we provided our leak detection services first in order to locate and stop the water intrusion and eliminate any further water damage to this home.
The Process of Our Leak Detection Services
As always, no matter what the damage shows, we test everything. This particular leak was obvious but it wasn't. When first walking into the house, this was immediately after a strong thunderstorm had passed through Boca Raton with lots of wind and rain that flooded the streets and houses around this particular part of Boca Raton. Immediately, we used thermal imaging that was showing water damage around the room in the walls and water damage at the master bathroom. At this point we could only see water down low with thermal imaging and began to think that water was coming up through the slab because the exterior was flooded, but upon further inspection, we pulled aside the floor to ceiling curtains and found that water had been coming from a roof leak.
Once we identified that this leak was the only source and that there was not any further issues on the house that could be causing this water damage, we then got to work protecting the belongings of the customer by covering everything in plastic and setting up a containment to control dust. As you can see in the photos, we did not protect the floor because it was wet and there was a plan to have the flooring company tear it out after we were finished with the water damage remediation.
Start of the Water Damage Remediation
This area of Boca Raton was built in the late 1980's to early 1990's, and we were not required to asbestos test because of the age of the house, so this made the remediaition process a lot faster so that the customers could get on to the restoration and rebuilding process. We first started by marking out all of the wet areas using a moisture meter. Once all areas were marked, we began removing all baseboards in the area that needed to be cut as well electrical outlet covers. We did encounter mold behind baseboards of the water logged areas, but this is normal and minor. We than begun cutting the wet areas out in order to get to the wood furring strips and any wood framing. This process of the remediaiton process is very quick and went very smooth.
Once the cuts were made, all the cut areas were removed and desposed of in order to expose the wood framing. The mold encountered was very minor because the owner had reacted to this leak fairly quickly. Mold sets up very quickly, so always make sure to get the process going fast in order to stop further water damage and save yourself from letting a small water damage job from a storm, turn into a mold rememdiation job which can be costly.
Boca Raton Storm Damage
Like all Florida, Boca Raton experiences wind, rain, extreme sun and even cold. These storms pop up and often cause damage to roofing over time, and this house in Boca Raton was no exception. Opening the wall we could see that this roof leak had been causing water damage over quite some time, it just wasn't enough damage to be noticed on the flooring. Finally the leak gave way and the wind and rain was right, which allowed a large quantity of water so come into the house causing this water damage.
To continue on, we finished cleaning out any mold, drywall screws and nails and packed out all the debris. Our next step was to treat all of the wood framing with anti-microbial which neutralizes mold spores not allowing any continue growth. once everything was treated, a final cleaning of the area was performed and dryout equipment was placed for 3 days (which is average) in order to bring the moisture content in all of the wood framing members down to 0%. In all, this project was a total of 4 days, 1 day for demolition and 3 days for the drying. This is a standard for most projects in the Boca Raton area.
Boca Raton's Slab Leak Detection & Water Damage Remediation Experts
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our company. OC Leak Detection & Water Damage Remediaiton, serving Boca Raton, Fl. and the surrounding communities, is a family owned and operated company that was founded on the principal of providing the best customer service with a strong commitment to excellence. OC Leak Detection & Water Damage Remediaiton has been serving residents for leak detection, repair and water damage remediation for over two decades. OC Leak Detection & Water Damage Remediaiton was started with the commitment to exemplify knowledge, honesty and customer service to our clients. Even after over two decades in the leak detection & emergency remediation industry not much has changed in our commitment to excellence.
Our expertise lies in leak detection of residential plumbing systems. We also specialize in water damage remediation working for homeowners and insurance companies alike. Our team of highly skilled technicians is available in South Florida serving Martin County, Palm Beach County, Broward County & Miami-Dade County. OC Leak Detection offers trucks completely stocked to get to you when you need us the most, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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