Water Damage Photo Gallery

We love our USAA customers

We love our USAA customers

Recently we helped a USAA policyholder handle a burst water line in her home.  The event was almost overwhelming for her and she shared with us some very kind comments after we finished her water mitigation.

SERVPRO holds a national contact and preferred vendor status with USAA insurance.

Water main break floods bowling alley

Water main break floods bowling alley

Less than one month after their grand opening, an entertainment center / bowling alley in Colorado Springs suffered a water main break in the middle of the night.  No one discovered the damage until the following morning and by then the water had spread throughout the entire facility.

Grateful Water Damage Victims in Security

Grateful Water Damage Victims in Security

An elderly couple in Security suffered a leaking water heater.  Not sure what to do, they called their American Family agent who referred them to us for the cleanup.  The damage was not covered by the insurance but they were grateful for our assistance.

Basement Water Damage in Colorado Springs

Basement Water Damage in Colorado Springs

The air mover in the photo is finishing up the drying of this damaged basement in Colorado Springs. The non-salvageable drywall paneling has been cut out and removed, and soon new material will be installed. Count on SERVPRO for full-service restoration.

Did you clean out your gutters this Autumn?

Did you clean out your gutters this Autumn?

Unfortunately not enough of us do.  Clogged gutters are among the most common causes of interior water damage.  

As you can see demonstrated in this photo, this customer hadn't cleaned her gutters yet this year.  When we had a strong rain, leaves and other debris clogged the gutters causing water to back-up into the house.  Fortunately for this customer, insurance covered the damage and repairs.

Drain backup floods basement

Drain backup floods basement

One of the most common causes of water damage is a backup of the sewer or drain lines.  In this example, tree roots grew into and eventually clogged the sewer line leading to the street.

When a clog occurs, black water gradually accumulates in the sewer pipe eventually leading to backup into the home, which sometimes can be catastrophic, causing all drain openings in the entire house to flood at once.

Luckily for this customer the water damage was limited to the lower levels of the house in only a few drains.  The steps in this cleanup involved clearing the sewer line, performing demolition on affected materials, installing drying equipment, and sanitizing the affected areas.

Shower Water Damage

Shower Water Damage

It's important to check the integrity of water connectors in your home periodically.  In this example, the customer turned off the water to the shower wand but not to the bathtub itself.

When the line burst it caused water to spray at high pressure in all directions.

Security Water Damage from a Ceiling Leak

Security Water Damage from a Ceiling Leak

The peeling paint on the ceiling and walls indicate a significant amount of water is damaging the structure. Scraping away this damaged latex covering can reveal water-logged building materials that either can be dried or are in need of a demolition. In this case, it was more economical and time efficient to do a demo and install new materials.

Water damage – Colorado Springs Home

Water damage – Colorado Springs Home

Water damage at this Colorado Springs home was caused when a water line to the water heater sprung a bad leak. Pictured are commercial air movers in place to dry the drywall that had been soaked.

Water Damage – Colorado Springs Residential Loft

Water Damage – Colorado Springs Residential Loft

Water Damage to this Colorado Springs home severely impacted the loft area which was located just below where rain waters broke through the roof. If your home suffers water damage such as this, call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs 24/7 at (719) 574-2789.