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…

How to Cleanup a Dishwasher Flood

The first step to clean up is to shut the machine off and, if needed, turn the water off to the home to stop further flooding. Most homes have a main water shut off. Many are located in garages or near water heaters. If that can’t be located or you are part of a condo,…

5 Ways to Prevent Flood Damage in Homes

1. Water supply valves:  check your supply line valves yearly by a plumber (bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, etc) 2. Water supply hoses:  use metal braided supply hoses instead of lesser quality plastic hoses (toilets, washing machines, etc) 3. Drip pans:  use a drip pan with an attached drain line for hot water heaters & reverse…

Restoration: Detect Water Leaks, Dry Floods, & Contain Dust

Detecting water damage in homes can be frustrating for homeowners. Sometimes it is an issue where a pipe was placed into a slab when a home was built and a rupture happens and causes a slow or sudden flood of water from seemingly nowhere. Other times it can be a slow or fast leak around…