Thursday, March 14, 2019

water damage flood restoration

water damage flood restoration

San Diego Flood Damage: Cases So Severe Require All Hands On Deck - Press Release - Digital Journal

Posted: 13 Mar 2019 05:11 PM PDT

Severe water damage in San Diego requires professionals with real dedication to the job. This is a case for the majority of cases for the Pacific Flood Restoration team.

"We are a 24/7 company because water does not have an eight to five schedule with weekends off. As a water remediation service provider, we need immediate attention before more serious problems, like mold, set in," said Michael Damico.

It is common for a large home to get flooded due to a leak. However, it is not always the case that most of the house gets damaged seriously. When Pacific Flood Restoration team arrives to the home, and, after the initial inspection, finds the leak having done significant damage to different parts of the the home, including dining room, living room, kitchen, family room and bedrooms – the situation is serious. In cases like this, it is not uncommon for the team to have more than one type of flooring to address.

"The average home's flooring is a mixture of hardwood, rugs and carpet. Carpet and rugs are often easy to deal with, but hardwood flooring is a completely different problem. Water can seep into the wood and spread easily. This causes ugly stains in the wood grain," said Michael Damico.

Most water damage restoration services in San Diego only take a few days because of the intense equipment used to dry out the damage. This is usually not the case with more complex projects as described above.

"There may so much water soaked in that the dryout process usually takes more than a week.  This is a good bit of time for a family to be displaced and inconvenienced," said Michael Damico.

This degree of water damage in San Diego is not very common. All employees are on hand to help in such cases because of the damage being so great. The team works tirelessly and are able to get the job done completely in a timely manner to help the family get back into their home as soon as possible.

"It is never pleasant to be displaced for any length of time. This type of situation is an extraordinary job that requires extraordinary service. This is why so many are helping out with the job in cases like this," said Michael Damico.

Pacific Flood Restoration is one of the leading damage repair companies in San Diego and the surrounding areas. For more information, visit

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Water damage at Fox Crossing apartment building estimated at $30K - WBAY

Posted: 13 Mar 2019 09:37 AM PDT

FOX CROSSING, Wis. (WBAY) - Damage costs are estimated at $30,000 after water caused drywall to collapse at a Fox Crossing apartment building.

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Late Tuesday night, Fox Crossing firefighters were called to the 2400 block of Wilson Court for a "water problem." They found water leaking into the building from the roof.

Seven apartment units sustained water damage and drywall collapse. Damage was also located in the hallways.

Jose Rafael Hernandez returns to his apartment for the first time since the ceiling collapse in hopes of salvaging belongings left behind.

"I had to get some things that we need like clothes," he said.

Hernandez tells Action 2 News he was at work when his daughter called him about a major water leak and ceiling concerns in the family's apartment. He says his family escaped with only a few important documents, and a nearby hotel room has become their temporary home.

"Just run, you know," said Hernandez. "That was scary. We have a baby just three months old, and my son is seven."

Rain was falling and temperatures were warm enough to melt the snow that's piled on roofs for the past few weeks.

Hernandez describes his apartment as a mess: "It's weird how you can see water. It's like you can see the faucet open, and the water is dripping a lot. So, the carpet won't be good for sure."

The building was evacuated. The American Red Cross helped people find a place to stay overnight.

The fire department says there is no structural damage to the building.

The fire department says about half of the tenants had renters insurance. The Hernandez family is not insured.

"I don't know, probably we lost everything. It's not good."

The transition from winter to spring is a busy time of year for ServiceMaster. They receive an increased volume of calls for flooded basements and leaking roofs. Although professionals recommend people invest in flood and renters insurance, they remind homeowners that belongings can be replaced while people cannot.

"The first thing that people need to be aware of is obviously just the safety aspect alone," said Ryan Phillips, director of commerical sales for ServiceMaster Recovery by Restoration Holdings. "To make sure that when something like this happens, that you're out of the building, not going back in until it's safely cleared to do so."

The building manager tells Action 2 News she plans to meet with investigators on Wednesday afternoon in an effort to create a plan of action moving forward.

Inspections needed for flood damage - Johnson City Press (subscription)

Posted: 05 Mar 2019 08:11 PM PST

BrightRidge officials said standing water has slowed restoration of electrical service to residences in the Carter Crossing subdivision along Todd Drive and the adjacent Carmel Village mobile home park.

More than 20 mobile homes in Carmel Village and 21 residences on Todd Drive were still without electrical service earlier this week. Officials said the electrical supply to this area is underground, with one pad mounted transformer still submerged by earlier flooding. Tim Whaley, BrightRidge's public and government affairs director, said conditions have improved by late Tuesday.

"The waters have receded and we are able to test our equipment," he said, adding "five or six customers" were ready to have their power restored. 

As for their neighbors, BrightRidge officials said residents impacted by the flooding must get approval from building and electrical inspectors before the utility can restore power to their homes.

"Without their approval, we cannot restore service," BrightRidge Chief Operations Officer Rodney Metcalf said in a statement released on Monday. "The safety of the homeowners is the first order of business, as well as the safety of our employees and protecting the electrical grid in the area."

Residents along Todd Drive live inside Johnson City and should begin the process by contacting the Johnson City Building Official's office to set up the required building and electrical inspections. That can be done by calling 434-6047.

Carmel Village residents, who live outside Johnson City limits, should contact State Deputy Electrical Inspector Steve Hildebrand at 282-6742 to make an appointment.

Jim Sullivan, Johnson City's chief building official, said Tuesday it was essential an inspection is made of a flooded home before electricity is restored. He said high waters could have damaged the home and electrical items that would make it dangerous to restore power to a structure until repaired.

"We will try to get out there as quick as possible, but we don't want to energize any equipment that has been damaged by water," he said.

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