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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Slab Leak Hurts Irvine Home

8/24/2015 (Permalink)

Slab leaks are tough on the home. Since the leak comes from underneath the concrete slab, the water can spread up through the entire house before it’s recognized. And by that time, the damage has been done and the demolition process becomes a huge hassle for the homeowner. At SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea, we understand the importance of fixing a problem quickly so it doesn’t spread. We pride ourselves on our quick work and know that we will be the best restoration company for the job when it comes to curing your home of that slab leak.

One home in Irvine recently had to call us after they found wet carpet in their family room. Not thinking it was too bad but wanting to be cautious, they called their insurance adjuster. The adjuster told her that, just to be safe, they better call out SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea to the home to perform an inspection.

We received the call and immediately sent out our Production Manager, Jonathan Arcila. He performed the inspection on the home and, sure enough, the family room was not the only room affected. The water had spread to the hallway bathroom, closet, and living room. We knew we would have to get to work immediately to remove all the damage.

Jonathan called out our Crew Chief, Nathan Rodriguez, to the home to lead a team of talented technicians on the job. As soon as they arrived, they created a plan and got to work. First things first, we placed equipment to see what could dry in place before we had to do any demolition. When we found the drywall was not drying, we started removing that in all rooms. We also ended up having to remove some of the engineered wood flooring in a couple of the rooms. 

Ultimately what made the slab leak so difficult to handle was the wet concrete directly underneath the flooring. However, the homeowners were so pleased with our work. They loved that we were quick and efficient, and promised to give us a call again if they had another issue.

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