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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Cleaning Up a Marlboro Home After Toilet Leak Water Damages

When a toilet in the second-floor bathroom of this Marlboro home began to leak from a cracked tank, the water damage quickly spread through the residence. The priorities of our responding SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord team were to mitigate the damage for the customer and prevent the migration of this moisture damage to new areas of the house. Dozens of drying and recovery units would be deployed in this effort.

Initial inspections of the grounds determine where low-profile centrifugal air movers and axial air movers should get positioned. We also evaluate how many dehumidification machines are necessary throughout the house's first floor and upstairs bathroom, where the bulk of the damage occurred. Throughout the evaporation of moist bulk materials and contents, our SERVPRO team monitored drying progress and recorded it in real-time for our DryBook software accessible for technicians on all shifts.

Controlled demolition was necessary for the rooms directly below the upstairs bathroom that experienced the heaviest toll of invading water. Porous building materials were quickly overwhelmed and irreparably damaged. As you can see, taking the structure back to its studs and framework allows for a thorough drying process and a stable, clean surface for reconstruction to follow. With a general contractor license, our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord team can complete this work.

Once experienced technicians on our team dried the area and the reconstruction was underway, it was difficult to tell if this disaster occurred. Our fast response and experience made this bathroom leak "Like it never even happened."