Leaking sunroof flooded car
A family car was subject to a serious flood caused by a leaking sunroof, resulting in a terrible odour.
Heavy rain contributed to the flooding filling the Skoda Octavia like a swimming pool.
A garage in Fleet, Hampshire located the cause of the leak, rectifying the problem quickly.
A hose carrying water from the sunroof drain channels had blocked and separated.
This is a common problem that can affect all vehicles, once the problem had been fixed, we were called by the garage.
A few facts to be aware of if your vehicle has been flooded
- Vehicle never dries unless it’s stripped out
- Rain water carries bacteria
- Bacteria caused odour
- Excess water will cause corrosion and damage to electrics
- Dehumidifiers will not remove all water
You get what you pay for!
Don’t expect the problem to be fixed by simply taking your car to a £6 hand car wash centre.
If you have a limited budget, you may want to contact your insurance broker or check your policy to see if flooding is covered.
ProSteamUK pride ourselves on the fact that we are not cheap, but we deliver a quality service!
The Mechanics removed all the seating and carpets to allow complete access to the sub flooring.
Water had soaked into the underlay located between the subfloor and the carpet.
Underlay is very absorbent and becomes brittle once wet, so extreme caution was used during removal.
Removing the water and drying
Extraction equipment was used to carefully remove the water from the underlay and carpets.
We then used an anti microbial product to sanitise the subflooring, carpet and underlay to ensure maximum cleanliness.
Working methodically, we were able to remove the odour caused by the leak, even rain water can carry bacteria.
Powerful drying equipment was then placed inside the vehicle, around the underlay and carpet to accelerate drying.