On the Job with SERVPRO: Flooded Ducts
Today our Project Manager Lennon was tasked with mitigating a residential water damage. A pipe burst in our customer’s home flooded her dining room and was resting in the ductwork below the floor.
First, Lennon and his team set up a dehumidifier to remove residual moisture from the air. Then they carefully cut back and removed the saturated carpet and padding beneath. Once it was stripped away, air mover fans were placed around the room to ensure the floor was completely dried.
This was a category 1 water damage, meaning the water was clean and could safely be drained out into our customers back yard. After removing the metal cover plate, Lennon lowered a hose down into the duct and extracted the water. To finish up, an antimicrobial was applied to prevent the growth of mold or other harmful bacteria.