ServiceMaster by Critical Case Studies: Kitchen Water Line Burst between walls
Water line burst behind the wall, and homeowner did not become aware of it for a few days. So, the damage was extensive. Moldy drywall, moldy flooring, warped hardwood floors, ruined kitchen cabinets. Their walls were almost mush, from the amount of water that was absorbed by the drywall. Had to remove all cabinets, kitchen walls ( some of them to the ceiling), and flooring had to be replaced.
Replaced flooring, interior kitchen walls, and all cabinets had to be replaced. Project took a total of 2 1/2 weeks.
Customer was very happy with the amount of time it took for demo as well as for the repairs. Homeowner was involved in the entire project with every detail and they were happy we took care of their home.
Starting the demolition process in the kitchen
You can see a portion of the ceiling that had to be removed.
We sealed all appliances, vents, and doorways to help contain the damage and debris from the restoration.
All of the cabinets had to be removed from below the sink area due to mold and wood rot
Measuring the moisture levels under the sink
Measuring the moisture levels of the drywall behind some of the removed cabinetry.
It's important to get moisture readings from varied spots in the wall to determine the progression of damage and ensure that only the affected areas are restored.
We found the culprit!