The water heater stored in the outside closet leaked into the home gym and walk-in closet. Elevated moisture readings showed drywall, baseboards, and home foundation were all saturated with water. The drywall within the closet where the water heater was stored, was also damaged. Luckily, in the walk-in closet, only the carpet and baseboards were affected. The rooms that were affected were towards the back of the house.
When water mitigation was being performed, we used floor protection from the entrance to the affected areas. Technicians on site were able to move the gym equipment to remove the wet carpet and drywall. An airlock containment was set in the gym to ensure faster drying in that room.
Unfortunately, if water heaters are not replaced every seven years, they tend to have malfunctions, like leaks.