Water Damage from a Failed Pipe Flange in the Attic

The Homeowner called the Builder of the home when they noticed water dripping from the ceiling in the kitchen. The Builder then called A&R Environmental. Once the builder was onsite, a series of test holes discovered that the leak wasn’t from a water pipe, but from the dryer exhaust vent

Source for the water damage

This vent traveled from the roof though the attic sheathing, down the interior wall splitting the Laundry Room and Master Bedroom Closet. Anytime it would rain, water would slowly leak all the way down the exhaust pipe reaching the kitchen ceiling two floors below.

How soon can you be here? And when can you start?

When A&R Environmental was called upon due to a water loss, our first objective was to minimize the damage. This can only be done by responding as soon as possible. Failure to do so can result in secondary damage. Our team was on site to offer Aid & Relief within the hour with an extraction and mold remediation team in tow. In the event of a water loss in ones home, the first responder should start the mitigation process immediately, as we did.

Mold… Mold… Mold… We Have Mold!!!

Mold under the carpet

Whenever water is discovered in your home where it doesn’t belong, it can bring about mold. Now, when it comes to dealing with mold on a water loss, only one thing comes to mind… Control. Gain control of the affected area by implementing air filtration devices and containment barriers.
These engineering controls will also double as a drying chamber to help with the drying process. Prior to introducing airflow to the elevated moisture in the structure, the affected area was cleaned and treated for microbial growth (mold).

Water Damage Drying Equipment

Once the mold remediation was complete, the drying equipment was installed. This equipment can consist of large dehumidifiers and air movers (fans). The objective is to return the affected areas with elevated moisture back to their pre-loss condition. Depending on the environment, drying technique and affected materials, this process can take up to 3 to 5 days. A&R Environmental’s mitigation plan was completed in 3 days.

Mold under the carpet

A&R Environmental is a certified firm with the IICRC

Small Leak, Big Problem

It never hurts to pick up the phone and ask. A&R Environmental responds as soon as possible. We check all area’s to gain a full scope of work and do what is necessary to help prevent further damage.

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