CMS Restoration received a call that a homeowner’s water heater broke into their bedroom closet and bedroom over the weekend, we sent a crew out to inspect the water damage. They found that the water heater had busted and that it flooded the majority of the bedroom closet, but only a small portion of the bedroom itself. The crew extracted water out of the pad, tore out the wet pad from underneath the carpet, and set drying equipment to dry the wet carpet. We were able to dry it out in 2 days.
Water heaters break all the time, we commonly see this on our jobsites. Most of the time with these types of water damage, it’s considered clean water, so we were able to dry the carpet and save it for this homeowner. We commonly tear out wet pad to save drying time on the jobsite. It’s cheaper and more efficient to tear it out, than to attempt to dry out the soaked pad. With the job dried out, we packed up our equipment and had a happy homeowner.