A restaurants water heater broke and flooded this neighboring saloon. Water crept under the floor boards and the walls.
The standard procedure for SERVPRO of San Diego East is to make a 24" dry wall cut to ensure moisture does not continue to rise up through the walls, this also allows us to dry out the internal parts of the wall, such as 2 x 4 wood beams, correctly.
As our team began to cut, they noticed a musty smell coming from the wall and upon further inspection they noticed mold growth. This mold growth was preexisting, and went unnoticed for quiet some time.
Our team then set up containment and began to remove the mold properly and ensured that the growth would not spread.