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

Flood Restoration with Flood Matt Driers

Many homes in Solana Beach, CA 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 a process and specialized machines that can dry them in place and save thousands of dollars over other companies as well as save weeks of unneeded repair work. When … [Read more...]

How to Fix and Remove Water from a Concrete Floor Slab Leak In a Home in Del Mar, CA

Standing water on wood flooring

A slab leak occurs when a water supply pipe line bursts in a concrete slab. In Del Mar, CA and other homes in San Diego County 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 to many issues with water leaks in slabs and other inherent issues. Detecting where the water line burst can be found by using a leak detection company. We can … [Read more...]

How to Clean Up a Flooded Crawlspace, Basement, or Slab Leak in La Jolla, CA

desiccant dehumidifier for very extracting large amount of water from flood damage

Flooding under houses in La Jolla, CA is a common occurrence. Many homes in La Jolla 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, it makes the home prone to flooding. We have seen many cases of this. Some cases are caused by insufficient drainage, other cases are just things that you … [Read more...]

How to Dry Out Soaked Carpeting and Padding in a Flood in Ocean Beach, CA

Technician riding a weighted extractor to remove water from carpet and pad.

Flooding on carpeting in Ocean Beach, CA 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 other than wet carpeting to pay attention to when dryout out the area (i.e. perimeter wet drywall, cabinetry, furniture, etc). The first step in most flood … [Read more...]

How to Cleanup Sewage from a Backed Up Toilet in Pacific Beach, CA

dryout containment chamber for flood damage

Many homes in Pacific Beach are prone to backed up toilet overflows. Some of it has to do with the age of the homes in Pacific Beach, 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 from the Pacific Beach area in San Diego County, CA for cleaning up and drying out sewage water in this area of the County. The first thing to know is that there are millions of parasites, bacteria, … [Read more...]

How to Fix and Dryout a Leaky or Burst Water Heater Flood in Point Loma, CA

flooded hot water heater dryout restoration

Point Loma is situated in a unique area of San Diego County that makes accessing from long distances to Point Loma difficult for many companies. Our office is located just down the road and we can be on-site immediately to help customers in need. Additionally, we can monitor drying equipment daily and work around customer’s individual schedules to make sure we have access to the house and work around their needs. The first item to take care of for a leaking or broken or flooded water heater … [Read more...]

How to Cleanup a Dishwasher Flood in Coronado, CA

Water coming out of a house's garage

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, you can also shut the main valve off from the street. It looks like a small rectangular metal cap near the curb, in most cases. The size is similar to a notebook when you are looking down on it. Open it and turn the valve … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Prevent Flood Damage in Homes

Flood damage toilet supply line in a bathroom

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 osmosis water purifiers 4. Slab leaks:  older homes in San Diego County may have had water supply lines put into the concrete slab of the home.  These … [Read more...]

How to Build Containment for Flood Restoration & Dust Control In San Diego County

containment barrier video pic flooded home dryout chamber

Containing dust and debris during restoration work is a top priority for us. We realize that most times during restoration work that there are occupants of the building or home that need access while we are doing the work. Additionally, containing the area of the work eliminates contamination of the rest of the building. Containment also expedites the drying process when done correctly as well as makes for a safe work environment for workers. See the photos below of example containment areas … [Read more...]

Restoration: Detect Water Leaks, Dry Floods, & Contain Dust in San Diego

water flood dryout video overviewing containment setup and example flood issues in homes

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 a shower supply line or drain line around the bottom and percolating to the perimeter. Water is going to seek the path of least resistance. Therefore, many times water appears in areas that don’t make common … [Read more...]