CMS Restoration got a call about a homeowner’s dishwasher that was broken and had been leaking for quite some time before they found it. CMS sent a crew out to see the extent of the damage. During the inspection, they found that underneath the laminate flooring that it was moldy. We set up a containment in the kitchen to prevent mold spores from spreading throughout the rest of the house. We also discovered that the crawlspace was underneath where the dishwasher was, and found wet insulation and wet carpet. The carpet had to be torn out due to mold growth. The insulation was torn out because when it gets wet, it loses it’s insulation value.
In the kitchen we started by taking out all the cabinets that were affected by the water damage. The cabinets unfortunately had to be thrown out due to having substantial damaged that could not be repaired. The wood started to be moldy, breaking apart, and swelling all over the bottom. Once the cabinets were out, we then could get started on tearing out the second layer of flooring that we found underneath the laminate. The drywall behind the cabinets had gotten wet, moldy and had to get cut out. Once all the demolition was done, we began mold remediation.
We do specialty cleaning and spraying anti-microbial chemical agents to get rid of all the mold spores. It includes HEPA vacuuming with HEPA filters, wiping down with rags soaked with another anti-microbial chemical agent. We also use a plant based sealant that seals in the mold that is visible. Lastly, we using a fogger and a chemical that encapsulates mold spores and prevents them from spreading. We always have our independent company that comes out to do a pre and post test of our containment. Once we got approval from our independent company that we did a thorough clean up, we shut down our mold containment. Now we pass it on to our rebuild side that handles all rebuilds stuff and get the home back to normal, looking brand new.