Overflow pipe problems Broadway Street in San Francisco

You’re living in one of San Francisco’s most prestigious neighborhoods when you rent an apartment on Broadway Street, in the Pacific Heights area of San Francisco.

Near Union Street and the Fillmore District, these apartment rentals offer amenities that include a heated indoor swimming pool and state-of-the-art fitness center, with views of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Palace of Fine Arts.

You will live in style in one of the most highly sought after locations in San Francisco with easy access to public transportation for access to downtown SF, and convenient by car to Marin.
Occasionally things happen like, the overflow pipe develops a break and makes its way into your apartment.  When this happens, we are called, DryFast and we respond within  an hour!In this case the overflow pipe from the unit above broke and drained into the unit below.  It leaked into the lower unit bathroom and adjacent closet.

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The ceiling in this lower unit was removed to gain access to the damaged pipe, and to remove the wet drywall that was above the shower.


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The damaged pipe was removed, and the affected ceiling area was dried out and then the pipe was replaced.

The metal structural frame was replaced, the area wiped down with an anti-microbial solution and then when it was ready, water resistant drywall was installed, patch and painted to bring the ceiling back to its original look.

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Here you see the saturated carpet padding once the carpet was pulled back.

This was in the closet area.  This padding was removed and the carpet dried out to reuse in the closet area.

The bathroom

The bathroom was setup for drying and dehumidifying so that it would remove the remaining moisture in the room.

baseboard trim

In the closet, the baseboard trim was removed, the carpet lifted and dried.

After it is dried and new carpet padding is laid, the trim is replaced and the carpet laid back down.


The carpet is finally clean with antimicrobial solution and brought to it’s pre water damage condition.

This taking place with in 3 days, allowing the occupants to move back into the bathroom and the adjacent closet.
Another job done well, and timely for another happy customer!
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