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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Leak Causes Ceiling and Mold Damage

12/11/2023 (Permalink)

After a slow water leak in this Coatesville home’s basement, the buildup of water eventually caused the ceiling to start falling in addition to causing mold damage.  One of our local insurance offices asked for our assistance with the damages.  Once the leak was fixed, our team visited the home to perform the proper water damage restoration services.

After containing the basement from the rest of the home, the process began with demolition of the affected areas where we tore out the wet insulation and drywall.  Water mitigation was performed, followed by our HEPA treatment.  Our HEPA vacuums are highly resourceful in removing particles such as mold spores from a contained area.

Our air scrubbers were also set for several days.  These negative air machines are used to clean the air in areas affected by mold and other contaminants.  During this process, air pressure is lower in one area of a structure than another, and the air is removed from the space.  The air pressure paired with our containment of the mold-infested areas helps to prevent any harmful spores from entering the safe areas of a home or business.

Additional techniques for keeping everyone involved safe include our anti-microbial cleaning solution for all affected surfaces, including the content involved.  SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford’s team is provided with full PPE to help protect them from any dangerous contaminants.  Our full-face respirator and Tyvek suits help prevent any particles from making contact with the skin.

These safety procedures are followed on our many mold remediation projects.  Once this particular project was complete, our Reconstruction Department completed the restoration process by re-installing the drywall and insulation in addition to painting those interior areas to make it look good as new!

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