Water Damage Photo Gallery

Water Heater Overflow Cleanup

One of the most prevalent causes of indoor flooding is water heater overflows.  

Water can damage your home in many ways. Most of the time it's an external threat, but sometimes a leak from inside can cause just as much, or even more, damage.

For example, a leak in the water heater in the Union County, Pa., Government Center unleashed 2,000 gallons of water in early July; this affected about 12,000 square feet of the building, and the estimated repair cost totaled $100,000.

Must have been a massive water heater, right? Not really. All of the damage was caused by a leak in a 30-gallon water heater, smaller than many of the ones found in residences.

Hardwood Floors Can be Saved!

With great effort, our crews were able to dry the floor and restore it back to normal without having to replace it. Contact SERVPRO® of South Pasadena for a free estimate at (713) 472-4162.

Toilet Supply Line

Did you know that most of our calls are from customers with supply line leaks? 

We highly suggest you check all of your supply lines (toilets, ice makers, dishwasher, and washing machine) and upgrade to a ball valve for all of your connections. 

  • Made from an alloy of copper and zinc, brass valves offer malleability and corrosion resistance, with added durability. Brass valves are stronger and harder than copper, yet more malleable than steel and iron, allowing them to resist cracking. They will not rust.

Soaking Furniture

When water soaks into your carpet it sucks it up like a sponge. Any furniture left to sit in the water begins to slowly soak it up as well. Caught early on, some damages can be repaired. The dresser foot seen here is actually still in a repairable stage.

A Crack In The Ceiling

Backed up water pressure caused the ceiling in this home to visibly split and leak in between the stories of the home. It wasn't until the homeowners began to notice a dripping from the ceiling that something was wrong. Remember to look up from time to time.

Water Heater Leak

On the outside, it can be hard to see a leak, but you will notice it quickly once water starts draining into your carpet and on your belongings. Water Heaters are among the top causes of water damages in a residence. If you suspect there is something wrong with your Water Heater call a plumber asap. But if the worst happens, you can always call SERVPRO of South Pasadena!

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Flooding

Water and flood damage restoration is not a do-it-yourself project. It is a lengthy and potentially dangerous process that should be tackled only by experienced professionals, like the experts at SERVPRO of South Pasadena. If you have an issue, call SERVPRO of South Pasadena right away. While you wait for our restoration team to arrive, take the following steps:

1. Turn off all power
2. Move important possessions and documents to safety
3. Raise all furniture or remove it entirely
4. Let in fresh air if weather permits
5. If safely doing so is possible, use buckets to remove water, and clean out the internal and outside water drainage of your home or building

 So, if you live in Houston and have a water issue, call SERVPRO of South Pasadena immediately at 281-412-6211. Our professionals have the expertise to reverse and prevent the devastating effects of flooding and water damage.

Clean vs. Gray Water

The terms Clean and Gray Water are not just terms of the trade. These samples, both taken from different categories of water damage visibly show the different levels of contamination present. This helps restoration experts to determine what precautions to use when mitigating. A general rule of thumb to tell the difference- If you would drink it, it's clean. If you wouldn't, its Gray. 

Water Trails

Water was pooling in the attic of this home for an extended period of time. Though the ceiling remained in tact, the water soaked through the drywall and started dripping down the sides of this kitchen. When not cleaned the water will leave yellowing trails composed of dirt and grime like the ones seen here. 

Access Holes

Probably the most nerve racking part of the drying process to a homeowner, when removing moisture from a home it can become necessary to drill holes into the baseboards of the walls or cabinets. Having the holes allows SERVPRO air movers to remove water molecules from every inch of the room. Thus preventing secondary damage and the possible growth of mildew or mold. SERVPRO of South Pasadena understands how worrying it can be to see someone damage your property when the goal is to fix it. Which is why we explain the drying process in depth before making any cuts and our certified construction team will repair the damages afterwards. 

Stairway to Havoc

Water and Fire damage can occur on any level of a home. In the case of the picture seen above, a pipe busted on the second level. This requires the drying equipment to be moved to the second level. Many people have had the unfortunate experience of service men coming into a residence to fix a problem only to create another one of scratched and dirty floors. SERVPRO of South Pasadena has a moral code and believes that is simply rude. When working in a home, we cover the stairs in a protective layer of cloth or cardboard as seen above. Not only is it the right thing to do, we want it to seem- "Like it never even happened."