Running water leads to a moldy mess in Saint Johns FL " 34986

On Feb 10, 2021, our client explained to Rytech hat he was hearing water in the back area of his home where his guest bedrooms are located. He told us that he noticed his floors were buckling and he could hear running water. The customer said he called a plumber immediately who found the leak in the wall inside of the guest bedroom closet. The leak was quickly fixed, but our technicians found moisture in the drywall and the laminate flooring inside of the guest bedroom and second bedroom closet. The drywall has already been cut inside the closet by the plumber before Rytech arrived. Our technicians were able to feel standing water underneath the tub and, inside of the closet the shelves were beginning to separate and warp. They needed to be removed. Rytech technicians quickly cleaned up the remaining standing water.

Pictures of wet readings in all affected areas were taken with our moisture reading equipment. In the hallway and bathroom, elevated moisture readings were found in the drywall.

The two bedroom doors were sealed up with six mill plastic and ‘do not enter' signs were taped to the containment door. The AC vents were sealed off and our techs began moving items out of the closets. We removed the remaining laminate in the guest bedroom and took all of the content placed it in the second guest room and it wrapped with six mill plastic.

Pictures were taken of the demo completed in the 2 closets.  Once the shelving was removed we cut two feet up on the affected walls to ensure complete removal of all mold from this water datama. The backside of the drywall above 2 feet had no mold and was clean. The studs were metal so we wiped them down with anti microbial wipes to ensure no future thread of mold. The exterior wall inside of the closet was removed and wooden studs and plywood were exposed. They were sanded and the wiped down with anti microbial spray to ensure no mold growth.

Finally, we opened up the wall inside of the closets to expose a cavity where the tub was installed. We sealed up  all of these areas with six mill plastic to avoid contaminated air from entering the environment. Equipment was cleaned, walls were scrubbed and the floors were sprayed and wiped. After the anti microbial cleaning, each room was fogged and the homeowners property was ready for testing to ensure all mold was remediated properly.

Rytech processed the claims for the homeowner directly with his insurance American Integrity Insurance and our homeowner was safe to return to his mold-free home!