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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Archived Before & After Photos

Water on red carpet in Oelwein

This wet basement in Oelwein was a result of a sump pump failure. Water overflowed from the pit into this game room. Notice the water stains on the red carpet i... READ MORE

Wet Family Room in Basement

This cozy family room was interrupted by a water-saturated carpet. This was a result of a sump pump failure. Luckily this basement is visited often so the owner... READ MORE

Large Occupied basement with Wet Floors

This large semi-finished basement allows space for several activity rooms such as a game room, living room, and exercise area. Notice in the before image the wa... READ MORE

Black Mold on Stone Walls

Look at this mold!!! Scary, we know, but it's not uncommon for mold to grow in your basement especially if it's humid down there. The stone wall inside this bas... READ MORE

Floor Drain overflows in Basement

In many basements, you can find hoses pointed towards the floor drain such as your washer machine or dehumidifier hose. The floor drain should drain the water b... READ MORE

Removing Flooring after Water Damage

This bathroom is located in a finished basement. The homeowner first noticed her carpets were wet and a had a musty smell. SERVPRO was able to determine several... READ MORE

Remove Trimming to Avoid Growth

This bedroom in a finished basement had to have the floor trimmings removed after experiencing water damage. Certain areas of the carpet were wet and the room h... READ MORE

Flood Cut to Prevent Mold

During a water loss, wall materials begin to act as a wick, absorbing the moisture that creeps upwards. While most of the time we are able to dry-down the struc... READ MORE

Ceiling Vent Fire in Decorah, IA

The ceiling vent in the laundry room malfunctioned and caught on fire. There was a hole in the ceiling from where the fire started, plus debris from the ceiling... READ MORE

Neighbor's Fire Causes Damage

House fire spreads to a neighboring home and creates significant damage to the enclosed porch. Windows were shattered, the doorknob is unusable, and there was s... READ MORE

Soot Stuck on Wallpaper

Smoke from a fire in the basement traveled throughout this home, leaving soot on every surface area including on this ornate wallpaper. It is sometimes better t... READ MORE

Fire Loss in Basement

Fire in Oelwein started in the basement and damaged wiring, PVC pipes, windows, and content. The fire's smoke and soot reached up to the upper floors. There was... READ MORE

Basement/ Laundry Room Fire.

This laundry room was affected heavily after a fire started in the basement. Our production technicians started removing all large building material that was af... READ MORE

Water Damage on Floating Flooring

This bathroom receives demolishing work due to microbial growth under the linoleum and subfloor, baseboard trim, and alongside the door jams. Once we removed th... READ MORE

Water in Pharmacy's Storage Room

This pharmacy experience some sewer back up after severe weather conditions. The floors needed to be hard-surfaced cleaned and sanitized. Our production team st... READ MORE

Water Pipe breaks in Restaurant

A water pipe broke and got into the condenser unit above the Mexican restaurant and flooded it. Water ran down many walls. In the before image, you can see a ye... READ MORE

Water in Restaurant walls

After a pipe broke and water reached the condenser unit above a Mexican restaurant, our SERVPRO of Decorah team set out to dry the wet property. It was easier t... READ MORE

Floodcut in Finished Basement

This hallway leads to many rooms in this finished basement. Our cleaning technicians made flood cuts all around the walls and removed door casings and trims. No... READ MORE

Moisture trapped inside closet

This bedroom inside a finished basement experienced water damage after the basement was flooded. The carpets and wall trims were removed. Our technicians also c... READ MORE

Black water in Thrift Shop's basement

This Thrift shop called after water/sewer backed up from the basement's floor drain. Sewer water cleanup requires more safety measures since the "black water" c... READ MORE