- Job Type: Water Damage and Mold Removal
- Client: Residential Home
- Location: Wilmington, NC
- Rooms Affected: Lower Level Kitchen, Wall Cavity
- Materials Affected: Cabinets, Countertop, Drywall, Tile, Flooring, Trim
Our team recently had the opportunity to handle a challenging water damage and mold removal project. This case study outlines the steps we took for water damage restoration in Wilmington, NC, to restore a residential home back to its pre-damage condition.
The Cause of the Water Damage
We were called to this client’s home when a water leak was discovered in the lower-level kitchen. The leak originated from a burst cast iron pipe within the wall cavity, affecting many of the room’s materials including cabinets, countertop, drywall, tile, flooring, and trim. Upon removal of the damaged materials, we found significant mold growth, a common consequence of unchecked water damage.
Our Step By Step Process
Step 1: Initial Assessment and Containment
When we first arrived, we assessed the extent of the water damage and mold growth. We used moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras to see the affected areas, even the hidden damage. To prevent the spread of mold spores, we established containment zones using plastic sheeting and negative air pressure.
Step 2: Drying and Dehumidification
We used industrial-grade dehumidifiers and air movers to thoroughly dry the area. This step was important to prevent any further mold growth.
Step 3: Mold Remediation
With the area dry, we shifted our focus to mold remediation. This involved safely removing mold-infested materials while wearing protective gear to avoid cross-contamination. We cleaned all surfaces with antimicrobial agents and HEPA vacuumed the area to capture microscopic mold spores.
Step 4: Material Removal and Disposal
The burst pipe had severely damaged the kitchen’s lower cabinets, countertop, drywall, tile, flooring, and trim. We carefully removed and disposed of these materials, adhering to environmental safety guidelines.
Contact Pride Restoration of NC, Inc. for Residential Water Damage Cleanup in Wilmington
At Pride Restoration of NC, Inc., we pride ourselves on our ability to quickly and efficiently finish water damage and mold removal projects. This project in Wilmington, NC, is a testament to our commitment to restoring homes and lives. We are dedicated to providing peace of mind to our clients through our professional services and expertise.
For more information on our services, visit our website or contact us directly at (910) 302-3155. We are here to help you recover from water and mold damage, ensuring your home is safe, clean, and restored to its original condition.