Medical Office Staff discovers water damage after weekend plumbing malfunction

Staff at a medical clinic in Bakersfield, CA came in Monday morning to find their building flooded by a defective drinking fountain. Water was running out the doors and under the walls. STOP was called for emergency water damage service, water extraction and structural drying. Most of the floors were vinyl which was quickly dried. The main concern was wet walls and hidden water trapped behind vinyl coving. STOP technicians used special meters and a thermographic camera to perform an inspection for hidden water and wet walls. Finding the wet materials and hidden water damage is key to structural drying and to prevent toxic mold from growing and spreading.

STOP technicians folded back the coved vinyl and set up specialized drying equipment to dry the wet walls. Water damage in a doctor’s office presents unique challenges such as placing specialized drying equipment so it does not interrupt the practice. Drying equipment was set up at night and moved out of the way during the day. The special meters and thermographic camera were used daily to monitor progress in the structural drying. This water damage restoration was completed in 4 days. Prompt, professional service prevented the growth of toxic mold in this medical facility.

STOP performs water damage restoration, mold remediation, smoke damage cleanup, demolition, and contents cleaning in Bakersfield, Taft, Tehachapi, Delano and Shafter. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for emergency water damage and cleanup.