After Carolina Water Damage Restoration’s mitigation team received an emergency call after hours about a leaking pipe behind a refrigerator, they responded immediately. The technicians arrived to see water flooding the kitchen floor of the North Raleigh home, also affecting a dining room. While an emergency plumber fixed the leak, Carolina Water Damage started mitigating the damages. After pulling up the vinyl floor in the refrigerator area where the leak was, we learned that this had been a low profile chronic problem until now- we uncovered a large patch of rotted subfloor. After removing the non-salvageable subfloor, vinyl, drywall, and insulation, our team deployed an array of dehumidifiers, fans, and other equipment to dry the home as soon as possible. It is important to dry the home quickly and thoroughly to prevent any secondary damages such as mold or FURTHER rot in this particular case. In the picture below you can see the refrigerator area after we removed the rotted subfloor.
Rot Repair in North Raleigh, NC Home
Following the dry-out by our mitigation specialists, Carolina Water Damage Restoration focused on repairing the rot. Our master carpenter braced some slightly damaged joists in the crawlspace which support the subfloor, replaced some framing, and then laid a new sheet of subfloor down. This thorough rot repair ensures the integrity of the home and gives it the proper strength to support the weight it’s meant for! You can see the finished rot repair below.
Water Damage Restoration in Raleigh, NC Home
Once the structure of the home was back in order, we began the restorative process. Carolina Water Damage Restoration installed brand new hardwood floors, new beautiful vinyl, and trim. The insurance company also covered giving the dining room and kitchen fresh coats of paint throughout!