Southwest Louisiana customer's bathroom before & after mitigation
Many of the homes damaged by Hurricane Laura had some degree of roof damage, which then meant rain water entered the home, soaking attic insulation and penetrating the ceilings, walls, and wood support structure of the home.
The damage often could not be seen in the rooms below the soaked insulation if the ceiling had not yet begun to show signs of the damage above, such as water spot or worse, collapse. It is very important to mitigate the damage before it gets worse. In the Louisiana heat, mold can very quickly set in if wet insulation and drywall are not removed and the stud walls and roof trusses are not allowed to dry out.
This customer's bathroom did not show visible signs of water damage, and SERVPRO of Glenview team members were able to cut out only the damaged ceiling and walls, preserving much of the bathroom in the process.
In the "after" photo, you can see the ceiling vent pipe and exposed attic space, but you also notice the wall on the right, with the lighting fixture, that was preserved, as it had not yet been damaged by water seepage.