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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Cleaning Up After the Immense Hail Damage to This San Antonio Property

Hail can be a devastating force in Bexar County homes and businesses. In this home, you can see how roof damage caused by the hail allowed for substantial water penetration into the bathroom beneath the building’s envelope. Our SERVPRO professionals were a clear choice to help with our experience in storm restoration and other niches like:

  • Water damage remediation
  • Flood restoration
  • Leaking roof from storms
  • Ceiling repairs water damages
  • Water clean up

As you can see in the video clip, a large portion of the ceiling collapsed into the bathroom after water damage; among the first steps that our SERVPRO of Braun Station team would take involved removing bulk materials and debris from the room to better assess the condition of affected materials and fixtures. You can see that certain installed fixtures like the bathroom vanity were covered to prevent being damaged by the debris or migrating water from overwhelming porous elements.

While the physical effects of these storm losses were early concerns for our SERVPRO restorers, water removal played an important part in post-water damage recovery. Once technicians under our general contractor license cleaned the debris from the flooring and bathtub in the residence, we utilized several extractors simultaneously, including:

  • Wet vacuums
  • Light wands
  • Weighted extractors

While microscopic and typically unintrusive, mold spores in this environment would find these moist conditions ideal for mold development. Colonization began in both the ceiling system and along the base of damp wall surfaces. In some areas of the house, sporicidal products were sprayed and dispersed to make further mold growth less likely.

While you cannot see them in this short clip, our technicians required multiple drying tools as well. With our Green Fleet of vehicles available and a staging area established just beyond the bathroom in the house, we could begin effective cleaning and moisture removal without cross-contamination threats.

SERVPRO of Braun Station is a trusted rapid response team for storm disasters. As a large loss provider, even substantial cleaning and recovery jobs like this one were made to be “Like it never even happened.”