Water Damage Photo Gallery

a bathroom toilet with SERVPRO floor mat drying system in place

Floor Mat Drying System - Saving VS. Replacing Floors

The floor mat drying system seen here is used to save tile and hardwood floors after water losses. The floor drying system utilizes the power of a high-pressure blower that vacuums water vapor through the surface of the floor.

This Verona, WI customer was happy that they didn't have to spend thousands of dollars to replace their existing tile floors.

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a collage of SERVPRO technicians wearing SERVPRO uniforms working on a water loss job by monitoring and removing drywall

Water Loss Job in Mount Horeb, WI

A photo collage of SERVPRO of Dane County Technicians working at a water loss job from a broken water line in Mount Horeb, WI.  The service technician in the top photo is using a moisture meter to detect water saturation. The other photos show the removal of moisture-saturated drywall while making a flood cut. 

A Flood Cut is a water remediation term used to describe the partial removal of drywall up to a certain height. By removing water-damaged drywall and insulation, the framing and other salvageable materials are accessible for comprehensive drying.  

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DryBook™ Documentation Improves Drying Results and Restores Your Property at a Faster Rate

SERVPRO DryBook™ is a proprietary tool that:

  • Manages industry drying requirements.
  • Provides real-time documentation on the drying process.
  • Validates that services are executed to industry standards.
  • Reports to all stakeholders involved.
  • Allows real-time updates through DryBook Mobile integration.

Using DryBook™ improves results and restores your property at a faster rate, getting you back in your home or business sooner.

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a man in a black polo and khaki pants driving a portable green water extractor hooked up to another larger water extractor

Water Extraction Equipment

Portable extractors like these remove excess water from water-saturated floors. This is one of our Crew Chiefs, Keegan, operating the Portable Rover from a recent job in Madison, WI. An extractor has three major components: a heater, a pump, and a vacuum system.  With this machine, we can expedite the removal of water and humidity from damaged materials and textiles to help restore it to preloss conditions. In doing this, the potential of having to replace contents or belongings is lowered. 

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a basketball court floor buckled and extremely ripped up from water damage a green water extraction machine is also shown

Extreme Floor Buckling From Water Damage

In this picture is an extreme example of floor buckling of a basketball court in Middleton, WI. Water damage is the leading cause of floor buckling.  Flooding can be a cause of floor buckling, Floor buckling happens with large amounts of water, but it can also occur when moisture builds up over time from something like a broken pipe, a leaking pipe, or water leakage from an outside source. #SERVPROdanecountywest #waterdamage #stormdamage

The Water Damage Restoration Process

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a concrete floor with three green air movers and a green dehumidifier contained within a plastic wall for containment

We sometimes utilize the use of containment to escalate the drying process from water damaged areas

We sometimes utilize the use of containment to escalate the drying process from water damaged property.  If the affected room is too large, we know that it might take longer to dry.  It's sometimes necessary to set up containment to concentrate our drying efforts to one particular area of the room. Such as depicted in this photo. This technique assists us with speeding up the drying process and helping us to get your home or office back to its preloss condition. 

Drying Chambers Speeds Drying & Reduces Cost Blog

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Cavity Drying System

Often times pipes break, sinks overflow and dishwashers leak. This is a cavity drying system we used recently on a job in Fitchburg, WI that allowed our trained technicians to dry in a hard to reach place like underneath kitchen cabinets and various wall cavities. This allowed us to dry-in-place rather than tear out their kitchen cabinets. 

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Water Damage From Broken Supply Line

Due to extensive water damage from a broken supply line in this kitchen in Oregon, WI, existing cabinets were damaged beyond repair. We needed to remove and replace the granite countertops as well as provide and install several new kitchen cabinets. Dane County West Professionals were able to mitigate all water damage behind cabinets and in the floor by using advanced water drying technologies.
The Professionals at SERVPRO of Dane County West can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keeps costs low.

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Broken Spigot Due To Sub-Zero Temperatures This Past Winter

This was a broken spigot in Fitchburg, WI due to subzero temperatures during this past winter. Upon attempting to fill their pool the owner’s basement flooded with water. We extracted the water and removed the carpet and ended up having to move quite a bit of drywall and cabinets that were affected as well.

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Water Damage in Middleton from Frozen Spigot This Past Winter

This is a water loss in Middleton due to a spigot that had split during sub-zero temperatures this past winter. Often times these problems are not discovered until the spring when the homeowner turns on their hoses to start watering plants and lawn. Water ran down through the ceiling and down the walls and affected the flooring in the basement. SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals removed the affected flooring to dry the subfloor below and removed the drywall in the wall due to the blown in insulation behind it. Once blown in insulation gets wet it compresses and loses its effectiveness. Rebuild is in process.

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Flooded Storage Area in a Commercial Apartment Building in Barneveld, WI

Due to heavy rains the storage area in an apartment building in Barneveld, WI flooded. SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals extracted standing water from heavy rains during a storm. We used extractors and dehumidifiers to dry the storage space 

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Water Loss from Shower Cracks and Grout Lines in Oregon, WI

This was a water loss in Oregon, Wisconsin. A walk-in shower had cracks in the grout lines leading to water leaking through the shower pan and into the ceiling and room below. Unfortunately, this problem was not diagnosed right away and went on for quite some time. Mitigation required removing drywall and insulation that had been affected. Once those materials were removed we then set up an appointment to dry the sub-floor and floor joists.

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An example of how much water can be pulled out of the air from a water loss

This picture of a large water-filled garbage can is from two dehumidifiers we used on a commercial water loss. This is an example of how much water can be pulled out of the air from a water loss over a two day period. We use large receptacles, like this garbage can, to collect the water from our dehumidifiers when a drain isn't accessible.  

Drying / Dehumidification

Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your home or business. We’ll carefully monitor the progress using moisture meters until the materials return to acceptable drying goals.

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SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals Use Highly Technical Equipment to Mitigate Your Loss

SERVPRO of Dane County West was able to extract over and inch of standing water in an unfinished basement in Verona, WI.  Using the portable extractor, we were able to remove over 100 gallons of water from the structure. 

An extractor has three major components: a heater, a pump, and a vacuum system. Our technicians use this machine for variable heat-controlled cleaning, including to heat the rinse solutions to clean more effectively. The vacuum system and waste recovery tank remove soils and moisture from the surface and collects it in tank.

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Ruptured Water Pipe causes major damage

A frozen water pipe ruptured and caused flooding in this finished basement in Verona, WI.  When a house's water pipes freeze, a 1/8-inch crack in a pipe can expel up to 250 gallons of water a day, causing flooding and structural damage. SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals removed what was beyond repair in this basement, placed dehumidifiers and air movers throughout the structure to mitigate the moisture before rebuilding and replacing content. SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals are here to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Using the Correct Monitoring Tools makes a difference

Using the correct equipment makes a measurable difference when determining the extent of damage and proper mitigation needed in a water or fire loss.

  • Moisture Sensors
  • Moisture Meters
  • Thermohygrometers 
  • Ultra Low-Volume (ULV) Foggers 
  • Thermal Foggers 

Your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals have the training and equipment to help make it "Like it never even happened."

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Why are Frozen Pipes Dangerous

When the temperatures drop, one major issue that could come up is a frozen water pipe and it’s potential to bust, leading to flooding and water damage in your commercial or residential property.

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Frozen pipes are a problem for a couple of reasons.

  • Frozen Pipes Shut Off the Water
  • Burst Pipes Create Flooding-

Pipes That Are Vulnerable to Freezing

  • Exterior Walls-  
  • Attics and Basements-

There are a few clues which can help you determine if you have frozen pipes at your property:

  • The Temperature Is Right
  • There Is Frost on the Pipe-.
  • No Water Is Coming Out of the Faucet-
  • Strange Smells- 

Call the Cleanup Team that is Faster to Any Size Disaster

Recently in Monticello, WI, SERVPRO of Dane County West was called to a local café to mitigate extensive water damage from flood damage caused by the Sugar River overflow.  The café was next door to the river and despite having a 5-foot berm protecting the structure, water unfortunately still got in.  Up to 8 feet of water flooded their business and SERVPRO of Dane County West is diligently working to make it "Like it never even happened."

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SERVPRO of Dane County West Uses Advanced Industrial Equipment for all Restoration Jobs

Here are a few Assessment tools used by SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals for Water Damage:

  • Moisture Sensors
  • Moisture Meters
  • Thermohygrometers
  • Ultra Low-Volume (ULV) Foggers
  • Thermal Foggers

SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals use Advanced Industry-Standard Drying Equipment

  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers.
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers
  • High-speed air movers

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Toilet leaks can cause extensive water damage to flooring, don’t worry, we are here to help!

A standard toilet has at least five seals with the potential for leaking. In each case, the solution
is to identify the faulty seal and tighten or replace it. Should the leak go unnoticed for many
days, like in this picture above, it’s important to remove the toilet and replace the water
damaged floor.

When water saturates flooring and sub-flooring for an extensive amount of time,
mold and decay is inevitable, as also seen in this picture.

SERVPRO of Dane County West has
the expertise to assess the degree of the water damage and if the flooring is unsalvageable, we
can rebuild your space and make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Using Advanced Industrial Drying and Dehumidification Equipment in Water Damage Restoration

Once the excess water has been removed, the floors and walls may appear dry, but a quick inspection will reveal they are wet to the touch. Nearly all building materials, like wood, drywall, and flooring materials, are porous and therefore retain water. After Water Extraction has occurred SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals use advanced industrial drying and dehumidification equipment as seen in the picture above.

SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your home or business. We’ll carefully monitor the progress using moisture meters until the materials return to acceptable drying goals.

SERVPRO of Dane County West is available for emergency services 24/7/365, 608-497-3331

SERVPRO of Dane County West uses Advanced Industrial Drying Equipment to Help Save Hardwood Floors

SERVPRO of Dane County West we utilize the latest in drying technologies to restore damaged materials instead of replacing.  This saves everyone time and money.  One great example of this is the floor drying system we use to save hardwood floors after a water loss.  The attached photo is from a home in Madison, WI that had a water loss.  We were able to save their hardwood floors using our floor drying system that utilizes the power of a high-pressure blower that vacuums water vapor right through the surface of the floor. Customer’s are happy that they don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to replace their existing hardwood floors! 

Advanced Technology and Techniques:

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SERVPRO of Dane County West uses Advanced Industrial Water Extraction Equipment for Water Removal

SERVPRO of Dane County West's highly trained technicians will begin the water removal process almost immediately. Depending on the amount of water, they may use powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial strength, wet/dry high-volume Extractors, like the one shown in this picture. This step helps to reduce drying time and helps to prevent mold and secondary water damage.

  • Remove Excess Water
  • Use Submersible Pumps and Industrial Wet/Dry High-Volume Extractors (HVE)
  • The Ride-on Rover High Volume Extractor shown in this picture can extract 1,200 square feet of carpet and pad in under 2 hours.

SERVPRO of Dane County West is available for emergency services 24/7/365, #608-497-3331

Frozen Pipe in Oregon, WI

Here is a picture of what an interior frozen pipe  looks like from the outside. 

Pipes that freeze most frequently are:

  • Exposed to severe cold
  • Water supply pipes in interior areas like basements and crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets.
  • Pipes that run against exterior walls. 

If winter weather causes water damage to your business or home, we are only a call away.

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