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Water Damage in Strange Places - Fort Worth, TX | Mold Damage Remediation Experts for Alliance, TX | Water Cleanup Experts for Saginaw, TX

11/17/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Example

We dealt with a strange mold remediation situation recently and wanted to share the story.  We had a client call and ask us to come out and look at some staining underneath a cabinet in their kitchen.  It was a very strange situation, as we normally deal with water damage right near the sink or dishwasher in the kitchen.  

We started to examine it, and concluded that we would have to dig into the wall to determine what was happening.  As we removed the drywall, we soon found that the problem was bigger then the stain visible on the outside of the wall.  We immediately noticed that musty smell and soon saw evidence of mold. Since our crews are specially trained to meet the standards established by the IICRC, we knew what to look for and what to do next.

Water Damage Restoration Job Becomes a Mold Remediation Job

These two area often go hand-in-hand because mold loves to grow where water has been left to collect.  What we found behind the cabinet was that the original contractor had punctured a water supply line during the original installation of the cabinets.  Since the nail remained in place, the leak was very slow, and was trapped because of the insulation that was packed in around the supply line. Over the years, water found a way, and more and more escaped and collected in the insulation giving the mold an opportunity to get established and grow. 

Our crews came to the job knowing that mold may be an issue, and had the right equipment, training, and safety gear needed.  They removed the damaged drywall, cabinet and insulation and disinfected the area.  Our team worked with the insurance company to outline the problem, agree to a solution and oversaw the reconstruction as well.  

It didn't all happen in one day, but in a short amount of time, we identified the problem, cleaned it up, disinfected it, dried it out and restored it.  Our goal is to make you feel "Like it never even happened."  The homeowner agreed, and was glad that they don't have to worry about whatever potential effects of mold exposure may have.  

If you ever see one of those weird water stains, just give us a call and have us check it out, because you never know what you might find.  Call our office at 817.232.3333.

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