Water Damage Photo Gallery

dual coffee pot station

Caffeine Headaches

coffee Coffee COFFEE

Sadly, this Dual Pot Office Coffee Maker sprung a leak! That went unnoticed for quite some time. The water was able to creep into the cinder block wall, that were improperly sealed with paint, and it took a few extra days to get this room to dry out.

pipe sticking out of wall, with black mold growing all around it

Aging Pipes are one of the leading causes of mold growth opportunities

Downtown Winston Salem is coming back to life! Homes and Buildings are being remodeled and refitted for brand new business and families. Aging Pipes are one of the biggest issues we've seen lately. We love calling on Cogar Plumbing to Help us out. Locally Owned and Operated. They been voted #1 in the Triad for the past 2 years.  They'll take care of those pipes, while we take care of the mold.

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large black water damage and mold growth stain, underneath kitchen counters from a dishwasher door seal failure

Dishwasher door seal failure caused water and mold damage.

If you've noticed water pooling infront of your dishwasher, it could be the #1 most common issue in kitchens. The dishwasher has a damaged or deteriorated door seal, also known as a tub gasket, they wear out over time, and will need to be replaced every so often. Water usually leaks from the lower sides of the door if there is a breach in the seal. Over time, it will cause your flooring to deteriorate, and mold to grow underneath your cabinets. 

Disaster Hiding Behind the Wall

Here, we see the cause of a 8 room water disaster. This nail was put in the wall, when the home owner bought the home 10 years earlier. From the moment that nail went into the wall, the disaster clock was counting down. No way the Home Owner could have avoided this. That nail sat in the water line until finally it rusted enough that the head broke off and a small spray of water began. Unfortunately, the Home Owners were out of town and that spray ran for a week behind the wall, flooding 8 rooms on two floors. What a surprise they must've encountered when they returned home. At least they knew who to call. Our team of professionals came to the rescue. They mitigated the water loss using the science of drying. 

The Science of Drying

In this picture, you can see how the technician has placed the low profile air movers in a pattern that allows for maximum air circulation that aids in the rate of evaporation. Our Low Grain Refrigerant Dehumidifier sets just off to the side pulling the moisture from the air. 

Water Extraction

Here a technician is extracting water from carpet that is being removed. This creates a lighter debris load thus saving the techs back. It also cuts down on weight in the dumpster making it more fuel efficient for the truck taking it to the landfill.