When a SERVPRO Owner has a Water Loss Part 1
A water loss is disruptive, noisy, stressful and did I mention LOUD???
As a SERVPRO owner, I recently woke up to rushing water overflowing from a sink in our upstairs bathroom. We're talking Niagara Falls. Apparently, we had not turned off the faucet after getting a drink of water in the middle of the night. Then when I woke up and walked into the bathroom, I walked onto completely soaked rugs and about 1/2 inch of water all over the bathroom floor. I immediately turned off the faucet and opened up the cabinet beneath the sink. More water came pouring out. I began putting towels on the floor to keep the water from flowing into our bedroom.
I could see that a lot of work would need to be done. Still being very sleepy, I decided to look at the first floor a little, hoping that the water had not gone downstairs. An hour later, I discovered my worst fears. The water had indeed traveled downstairs through the ceiling in our family room as well as a light/fan fixture in our kitchen.
The light fixture was pouring water all over the kitchen table and had already ruined mail, newspapers, magazines, etc. A couple of chairs and a couch were soaked. What a mess!! The water was all over the floor even worse than it had been upstairs. The carpet was soaked in the family room and stained from the orange water still dripping through the ceiling. The kitchen linoleum was flooded but I put a dozen large bath towels on the floor to soak up as much water as possible.
Next I called our insurance agent to get a Claim number and then I called our SERVPRO of Ozaukee Production team. They came right out and were wonderful. I got to see them in action at a water loss from the very beginning.
When they have finished the mitigation I will write another blog describing what they did. Stay tuned!!!