Unlike other massive flood cleanup in El Cajon like we have seen in the past, this was a far more localized issue. So, we dispatched our experienced and highly trained team member Rafael Aguilar to go and assess the damage. We wanted to be sure this would be a single-man job and not something more extensive, requiring extra help and materials.
When we arrived, we noticed two units in the apartment complex had leaks. As we removed the drywall to get to the source of the damage, we could see one leak in the PVC drainpipe that was soaking drywall and insulation. The second leak was in the copper supply line pip that had caused water to gradually seep through small holes/cracks in the copper. This affected the stucco texture of the walls, causing water damage fix El Cajon issues.
We began by shutting off the water feeding both of those locations. We didn’t need to shut off water to the entire complex, which is a significant benefit for the client. That means they wouldn’t have to spend the better part of the day dealing with upset residents mid-shower needing their water turned back on.
Instead, we began to remove the localized damaged stucco and drywall. Once we had the exterior issues and internal soaked insulation out, it was just a matter of conforming no wood rot or mold had crept in. Luckily, this leak was caught very early in the lifecycle of damage it could have caused to the building complex.
Our team followed the standards set by the California Building
Standards Commission and began to replace fiberglass insulation, copper piping, the PVC drain pipe, and finished off the entire project by expertly applying new stucco to match the rest of the project. This was much easier than managing a sewage cleanup in El Cajon and allowed us to finish up in only one day.
While it would have been much more exciting to deal with a flooded basement in El Cajon, we are happy this wonderful apartment complex only had minor repairs. No one wants to deal with an expensive or time-sensitive situation, and we were delighted this client only had a minor inconvenience to their day instead of a mob of upset residents.
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