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hole on exterior of home leaking water

A Reminder to Inspect the Exterior of Your Property

This is a unique but not uncommon feature of damage. When the interior pipes and supply lines of the home are compromised, they can guide water to both the inside and outside of the property. It may seem convenient for damage to direct itself to the exterior of the home, but if gone unchecked, this can cause a ripple effect, hence directing the damage inwards. This is an example of that situation but did not lead to interior damage because the owner caught this early on. Make sure to inspect every aspect of your property to avoid any and every strain of damage. 

mold growth under cabinet space

Sneaky Mold Growth Nearly Gone Unnoticed

We know all too well that water damage is not the end of potentialities to a property affected by it. Mold growth is provoked by water damage and can grow in the most hidden of places in the home or residential property. Here is an example of mold growth that had spread itself into places unthinkable to the untrained inspector. That is why we push for property owners to call in a professional to deal with mold damage situations. This proponent of damage is tricky and stealthy. Call us at SERVPRO of Lake Forest South / Laguna Woods to properly assess the mold damage situation in your porperty.

Containment in garage

Damage Containment Example

This home suffered from a second level pipe leak that seeped down into the garage of the property. The damage was fierce, creating great bubbles in the garage's ceiling that looked about ready to burst and flood the area. It was fortunate that the owners contacted us in time, preventing an even more costly situation. In potentially hazardous jobs like these, containment material is essential to ward off the space to those uninvolved in the restoration process. This is to ensure the safety of everyone, because here at SERVPRO, safety is our top priority. 

Sections of damaged wall marked with blue painter's tape

SERVPRO Practice: Marking hidden moisture with tape

A common practice by our trained technicians is to mark the areas affected with blue painter's tape. As discussed in our blogs, water damage can often go unnoticed. The moisture that accrues in and behind walls is easily looked over when there aren't many signs of it in the first place. It is when the wet areas begin to grow mold and produce a smell that the owner suspects something and calls us for an inspection. That is why our technicians must use visual aids to keep note of where the damage lies in the property so we may completely mitigate the affected areas. 

SERVPRO truck parked in front of residential job site

SERVPRO is here "Faster to any disaster!"

SERVPRO of Lake Forest South / Laguna Woods is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your property's damage restoration needs. We understand the pain and stress that accompanies unexpected disaster. Those types of situations are rarely intentional and always seem to happen at the most inconvenient of times. But, that is why we are here on call to keep our community safe from the slings and arrows of outrageous damage. Call us at (949) 429-3188 for a consultation or inspection with our certified technicians. 

Drying Mats in Kitchen

A rain storm had resulted in water coming into this home from the exterior into the kitchen. The wood flooring was wet but the insurance adjuster had wanted us to try and dry it in place without having to remove it. We used specialized drying mats to direct air to the affected areas of the floor and within a few days the flooring was good as new. 

Damaged Ceiling

SERVPRO of Lake Forest South/Laguna Woods were called to a home that had water leaking from the ceiling. When we arrived, we found that the ceiling was starting to bubble and visible water droplets could be seen where the leak was. 

Post Residential Fire

SERVPRO of Lake Forest South/Laguna Woods was sent out to a home for cleanup following a house fire. The fire destroyed a portion of the exterior wall, thus requiring a containment to be set up to protect the interior of the home. Fire and smoke remediation followed and the home was brought back to pre-fire conditions. 

Equipment Placement

SERVPRO of Lake Forest South/Laguna Woods was called to service this office building after experiencing severe water damage. The ceiling and walls in the two story foyer needed to be removed and dried. In order to dry out the ceiling and framing, scaffolding was set up with drying equipment to reach the wet areas. 

Specialized Containment

SERVPRO of Lake Forest South/Laguna Woods went out to a home that suffered from water damage following the most recent rain storm. Water had leaked through the ceiling, resulting in some drywall needing to be cut. A containment was set up to protect the surrounding areas from dust and debris. 

patch of mold growth on a the wall behind the client's refrigerator

Fresh Mold Growth

SERVPRO of Lake Forest South/Laguna Woods was called to visit a home that was suffering from water damage caused by a leaking pipe. There was a built in pantry that was damaged, so we removed it, and found this wall covered with fresh mold. 

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU DISPOSE

SERVPRO of Lake Forest South/Laguna Woods was called out to service a home in Lake Forest that had major fire damage to their interior and exterior garage. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU DISPOSE! A small cigarette bud that was tossed into their garage slowly but surely started to heat up their trash can. This resulted in a melted trash can cemented to their side patio floor and extensive fire and smoke damage to their garage exterior wall and contents inside of the garage. This fire could have been avoided if the customers cigarettes were disposed of properly. Yes, something as small as a cigarette bud can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs and weeks of living inconveniences.

hidden mold spores on the backside of a bathroom cabinet

Check your toe-kicks!

SERVPRO of Lake Forest South/Laguna Woods was called out to service a home in Lake Forest that thought they may have some water damage to their cabinets because they noticed some bowing and discoloration of their wood doors. Turns out they had a pin whole leak behind their kitchen wall. This slow leak had been going on for months. SERVPRO removed the toe kicks of the built-in cabinets and noticed excessive mold growth. Once the plumber was able to correct the leak, SERVPRO, with approval from the customers claim adjuster, removed all damaged cabinets and dried out their kitchen framing to prep for repairs.   

Condo Fire

SERVPRO of Lake Forest South/Laguna Woods was called out to service a condo in our local neighborhood that caught fire in the kitchen due to an electrical spark in one of the appliances. The majority of the damage was caused to the exterior of the unit however the interior of the unit was heavily affected by smoke and soot, which had spread throughout the whole downstairs. Deodorization via ozone filtration, heavy cleaning of walls and carpets along with resurfacing furniture was greatly needed to reduce the smell of the smoke. The exterior was cleaned by high powered washers. Very little demolition and reconstruction was needed to restore the integrity of the condo unit.

Commercial Fire

SERVPRO of Lake Forest South/Laguna Woods was called out to service an apartment complex that caught fire in one of the tenant’s kitchens and living room. The majority of the damage was caused to the exterior of the complex however the interior of two units was heavily affected by smoke and soot. Deodorization of both interior units along with heavy cleaning of walls carpets and furniture was greatly needed to reduce the smell of the smoke. The exterior was cleaned up by high powered washers and very little demolition and reconstruction was needed to restore the integrity of the structure.

Flood Cut

A flood cut is when the SERVPRO of Lake Forest South cuts 12-18 inches above where the flood damage stopped. It is done so that we can remove the drywall and address any moisture issues behind the actual wall.

Water Damage in Kitchen

SERVPRO of Lake Forest South/Laguna Woods was called out to a water loss that affected our clients kitchen. Once approval from the insurance company was granted, SERVPRO had to shore up counter tops, remove built in cabinets along with all affected drywall behind the refrigerator and freezer.  

Fire Damage

SERVPRO of Lake Forest South/Laguna Woods was called out to clean up a multi-level residential fire loss. Scaffolding was required to reach the exterior of the second level. 

Two Story Scaffolding

Our local OC Social Services building was damaged by a major pipe leak affecting the two story foyer. SERVPRO teamed up with a specialist to custom build a two story scaffolding structure to adequately dry the upper drywall and ceiling of the building. 

mold growth so bad it looks like the spirit of a demon in a scary movie growing from under the crawlspace

Extreme Mold Growth

Check out this nasty mold that was growing in someone's kitchen cabinet! If you think you might have mold, give us a call. Avoid contaminating your home with years of dangerous mold growth. 

Hazard area in a home zoned off with containment material

Hazard!

SERVPRO protects your home from the spreading of mold particles when mitigating existing mold. A concealed containment is custom fitted to the affected area. Notice the "HAZARD" sign. It is placed to warn against entry of containment without proper hazmat gear. We take extra steps to ensure safety throughout any mitigation process.  

Floor Mat System

Our customer was concerned about loosing their custom made wood flooring, so with their insurance adjusters approval, SERVPRO was able to install a floor mat system to aid in the drying of the wood flooring.  

Local Furniture Store

SERVPRO was called to action on Thanksgiving Weekend when our local furniture store was flooded with water from a pipe burst in their ceiling. Over 10 technicians acted promptly to get the store back in shape for their annual holiday party just weeks later. 

How to Dry Your Ceiling!

Have you ever wondered how SERVPRO attempts to dry out your ceiling. Well, wonder no longer. We attach an extension to the dehumidifiers exhaust to redirect the heat to your ceiling. It's simple and effective.