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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration


Thousand of gallons of water poured into homeowner's basement

This homeowner had a pipe burst in the bathroom in her basement while she was away in Florida. Before our crew was able to get out there, the adjuster contacted us with his concerns. The utility company said that thousands of gallons of water had poured out of the broken pipe into her home. The pressure was so great that the water blew out the drywall on both sides of the wall. 2,688 square feet was affected including 10 rooms, floors, carpet, drywall, and a lot of contents. Materials that needed to be removed and disposed of included, carpet, carpet pad, baseboards, door trims, cabinets, vanities, drywall, wet insulation, wet ceiling tiles and ceiling tile grids. In the before photo if you look at the couch you can see how high the water got in the basement. Fortunately, the floor drain never clogged and the majority of the standing water was able to go down the drain. 4 foot drywall cuts had to be made as you’ll see in the after photo. It also took more than 3 days to dry due to the time the water sat and soaked into the building materials. SERVPRO of Southeast Waukesha County/West Franklin can handle any size disaster. We are always here to help.