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,…

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,…

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…

Dryfast was called out to do a half-million dollar remodel of a home in the lower Haight –San Francisco

Dryfast was called out to do a half-million dollar remodel of a home in the lower Haight - San Francisco. The house was a stately, 3-story Victorian with a basement and a large garden. However, the previous owners had neglected to take care of the beautiful building. The new owner needed it completely remodeled, brought up to date with modern codes and style. So he called us and we got to work. Our construction experts dug up the basement to accommodate a whole new first level, transforming the house into a 4-story, two unit building. The second floor was overhauled,…

Boutique Hotels with Water damage in Nob Hill area of San Francisco

Late on a Saturday evening we received a phone call that the sprinkler system had been activated in one of San Francisco's Boutique Hotels.  We immediately sent out our emergency crew and were on scene and setting up to remedy the water damage caused by this sprinkler activation.  This hotel sits in the beautiful Nob Hill area of San Francisco, and is one of the historic turn of the century Robber Baron Manses, converted to a beautiful hotel.  The damage was fortunately contained to the fourth floor hallway and several rooms. As with all of our water emergencies, extracting the…

1550 bay water damage Marin district

1550 bay water damage Marin district Durning a remodeling in the upper apartment the electrician acidently drilled into a pipe in the kitchen. We were called out by the property management company and quick ly asses lt the situation. Cabinets and drywall were removed in order to get to all the wet insulation that was trapped behind the wall and plywood. After that all affected carpet was removed and vinyl in the kitchen. Vinyl acts as a moisture barrier once it gets wet since it traps moisture under it which cannot be dryied. Unit underneath had damage on the ceiling…
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Dryfast Emergency Team responded to Water Damage at Goodwill store in San Francisco, CA

This is the Dryfast Water Remediation Team on an emergency water damage call at a Goodwill store in San Francisco, CA.  Water from the exterior irrigation system penetrated the exterior barriers causing water damage to the interior framework, interior wall, flooring tiles and down to the concrete foundation slab.  The first step at this site is to set-up containment of our work area. This allows our Specialists to work while the store can continue to operate as normally as possible. [caption id="attachment_2299" align="alignnone" width="450"] San Francisco Projects: This is the Dryfast Water Remediation Team on an emergency water damage call…