How to Dryout and Cleanup A Flood from a Washing Machine Overflow

As with most homes in the area, washing machines are within the building and many times not in the garage. When a flood occurs from an overflowed washing machine it needs to be taken care of differently than a broken water pipe flood in a wall and yet differently than an overflowed toilet sewer backup.…

How to Cleanup a Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration Machine Flood

Many homes have a reverse osmosis machine for filtering their drinking water. These are normally located under a sink. The purpose of them is to remove minerals and contaminants from the water to make the water cleaner to drink. By necessity the small tubes and connections that make up the reverse osmosis filter system in…

How to Cleanup a Flood from a Hot Water Heater

Hot water heaters floods are notorious for causing leaks and floods into homes. Fortunately, many are located in garages where the damage can be confined to just that area. Other times they are on a stand in a garage and adjacent to an interior wall that allows the water to seep or flood into the…

How to Dry Soaked Wet Kitchen & Bathroom Cabinets

Many CA homes have wood, composite, or plywood cabinetry. Some have them at the floor level, others at mid-wall height, others at ceiling height. When these cabinets get wet due to a flood, broken pipe, water line burst, etc it can be very, very costly if they need replaced. We have a process that can…

How to Cleanup, Dry, and Repair Flooded Hardwood, Composite, Engineered and Laminate Floors Without Needing to Tear Them Out

Many homes have real hardwood floors. Others have composite or laminate floors. And when these floors get wet from flooding, slab leaks, burst pipes, etc, the cost can be huge to replace them depending on the type and cost of flooring. And the frustration can be huge on the building owner / occupants. We have…

How to Fix and Remove Water from a Concrete Floor Slab Leak In a Home

  A slab leak occurs when a water supply pipe line bursts in a concrete slab. In some homes this would be in older homes since the building code has changed. As of 2012 or earlier homes are not permitted to be built with supply lines in poured-in-place concrete slabs. The building code changed due…

How to Clean Up a Flooded Crawlspace, Basement, or Slab Leak

Flooding under houses is a common occurrence. Many homes are located on steep hills or surrounded by higher homes. When there is a sprinkler flood, a slow or sudden flooding from a swimming pool, a supply line break in the ground, or flooding from rainwater, for example, and a home is downhill from the source,…

How to Dry Out Soaked Carpeting and Padding in a Flood

Flooding on carpeting occurs very frequently. Many of the homes in OB have carpeting not only on the first floor but also the second and third floors in multi-level homes / buildings. There are better ways to dry out and save the carpeting in these cases other than replacing the carpeting. And there are considerations…

How to Cleanup Sewage from a Backed Up Toilet

Many homes are prone to backed up toilet overflows. Some of it has to do with the age of the homes, some of it has to do with poor upkeep of the drain lines, some of it has to do with the overgrowth of tree roots into drain lines, etc. We get consistent calls for…

How to Fix and Dryout a Leaky or Burst Water Heater Flood

The first item to take care of for a leaking or broken or flooded water heater is turning off the water. Most homes or condo/apartment complexes have a main shutoff valve for the building. Many times it is located in the garage (if you have one), near the hot water heater, or around the circumference…