Structural Drying, lobby area inside of the apartment building, Financial district San Francisco

This apartment building was flooded in the middle of the night/ 2:45 am/ the homeowner decided to take a shower/ bath tub/ after the bar, the results are the following: Water Damage to the lobby area, homeowner forgot to turn of the water in the tub, affecting ceiling with historical crown-moldings.   HOA of this San Francisco property, called us at 7 am, they first called another company that had great reviews, but no one showed up , so we were the second choice since we are not a franchise or a huge multi location Water Damage Restoration Company,…

New Roof Installation, Sycamore Street in San Carlos

New Roof installation and repair on Sycamore Street San Carlos. This new roof job installation was really needed, considering the roof condition. The roof was exactly 20 years old and had multiple patches and sectional repairs.    David the head of the construction division, prepared the roof repair and replacement estimate, the client approved it next day. The job was scheduled to begin next Monday. The Roof repair crew  arrived early in the morning, all materials were delivered to the location, so we had everything we need to start the job.   We removed the existing roof asphalt shingles,  underlaynment and also…

Crawl Space Water Damage , rusted drain pipe leak from the bathroom in San Carlos

Crawl Space water Damage is hard to locate on time, especially if the Water Damage is coming from a pipe underneath the house, but weeks later, sometimes months, sewage flies comes around and they start going in and out of the crawl space through the crawl space vents around the house. This house in San Carlos had a completely corroded sewer line/ drain pipe/ that was leaking straight into the crawl space, purring contaminated water every time the homeowners used the bathroom.   John the project manager together with Luis, crawled in the crawl space to inspect it, they have found…

Water Damage in a Crawl Space, Menlo Park

Interesting Water damage project in Menlo Park caused by sump pump malfunction, the problem with  Water Damage in a Crawl Space is that you do not see it when it starts, you can only notice the odor created later, including the flies that start to show up. In this great neighborhood in Menlo Park, nicest house on the block with indoor pool, here we are to work in the Crawl Space,  remove standing water, treat with anti-microbial solution, scoop and bag contaminated soil/ sludge/ replace soil, set up drying equipment, clean entire air duct system, replace the sump pump for…

Mold caused by leaking shower valve, Sunset district, San Francisco

By looking at the pictures you can tell that continuously leaking shower valve caused major dry rot damage in this house, we also have to do a Mold Remediation to complete this Water Damage project. This was a Water Damage call, customer explained over the phone that in the hallway they have started to notice paint chips on the hardwood floor, and a wet smell, that they did not have before.   John Petrov responded to this phone call, he inspected the hallway area with his Infrared Camera and moisture meter, finding that the wall behind the shower was soaking wet,…

Toilet overflow affecting carpeted hallway in San Carlos

This emergency Water Damage phone call came in at 11 pm on Friday, client said that they have found us on Yelp and decided to give us a try assisting them with this Water Damage Emergency in San Carlos. John responded within 40 minutes from the phone call, arriving in a clean and company branded Dryfast truck, loaded with equipment, ready to do the job.   The flood was not that big, however this type of Water Damage is the most dangerous one, Water Damage from the toilet, water backs up to the toilet bowl bringing sewage water that is contaminated.  …

Severe Dry Rot caused by Water Damage in Palo Alto on University Ave

Today we have a Water Damage project in Palo Alto. Dryfast recieved a phone call to inspect a property that had a weird smell in the bathroom. Water damage inspection was performed by Ivan Angelo, he utilized Infrared Camera to see behind walls and tiles. What he  found was interesting , the bathroom was all clean and well maintained, no signs of Mold or water damage, but the exterior wall was all wet, we are just past the rain season now so the entire winter water has been getting into the wall continuously for 6 months.  Ivan and his Water Damage Restoration crew demolished…

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.…

Bathroom Overflow project in San Francisco

DryFast was called out to a water damage site in the Outer Mission district of San Francisco. A home owner had discovered wetness, moisture and even visible condensation in their bathroom. While some amount of wetness in a bathroom is normal, because of the amount of water that goes through the shower, taps, etc., this level of moisture was unusual and potentially concerning.   We came out and ran some moisture location tests. Our skilled technicians determined that the excess water was originating from the ceiling, in the form of a small leak from an upper-floor bathtub. The inspection…

Water damage project located in Noe Valley San Francisco

Our technicians responded to an active water damage call in a beautiful centrally located apartment near the hottest area in Noe Valley, arriving at the apartment within 45 minutes of the call.  The technicians entered the apartment and before them were two waterfalls from the ceiling, to pools of water below on the carpeting in the living room as well as another large area leaking from the ceiling onto the kitchen counter and flooring.  They proceeded to the upstairs unit to determine the cause of the water leak.  There they found a ruptured water supply pipe line and proceeded…