CMS Restoration got a call last week with a leak from the water heater pipe. The sent a crew out to see how much damage had been done. The pipe was broken from wear and tear. The water damage affected a little bit of the utility room, but did most of the damage in the adjoining bedroom. There was a floor drain next to the water heater, but due to how the house settled, the concrete’s low point was towards the bedroom and not the floor drain. Water always travels the path of least resistance, and unfortunately the floor drain is not always in that path.
The bedroom had wet pad affecting most of the room, the crew started to pull the wet carpet back to get to the wet padding to more effectively dry the concrete and the carpet. They also took off baseboards to find out how much of the drywall was affected and to help the drying progress of the wet drywall behind the baseboards. The water looked like it had gone behind the exterior drywall, the crew decided to cut a 1 x 1 foot cut on the drywall to assess how much insulation was affected. Once they got access to see what was going on behind, they saw that insulation was sitting on top of the framing and did not get wet.
Once the crew got all the wet padding and wet baseboards out, they set down several drying equipment in the 2 affected rooms. Thankfully there was no further damage that happened from the leak, and they were able to dry out the two rooms pretty quickly. The repairs that they will have to do is relatively simple and straightforward. The water mitigation crew will now hand it over to the rebuild side of the CMS Restoration to put the homeowners back to normal.