Have you ever accidentally left your window or sunroof open during a rain storm overnight? Or maybe you spilled some water or other fluid inside your vehicle. Sometimes water can get inside your vehicle from the sunroof or engine compartment.

Drain hole tubes and drain holes in the sunroof jamb or engine compartment cowling often need to be cleaned out or replaced as they can get clogged over time from leaves, pine needles, dirt and debris. The drain hole tubes get old, brittle and tend to crack in which case they will need to be replaced. Water leaks are very illusive and can leak from just about anywhere. Miss-aligned doors, deck lids, door seals, tail lights and body seems. The list goes on and on.

Unfortunate and unforeseen accidents with these types of spills and leaks find their way through your carpet causing the jute or foam insulation to get wet. Not only can standing water rust the floor boards and electrical components, it can also threaten you and your family’s health by promoting growth of dangerous mold and mildew. We are here to help.

Please note: We do not offer water leak detection and repair. We do however offer water damage restoration. They are two separate services. Here is how it works. The first step is to make an appointment with us for a free onsite inspection, estimate and water leak specialist referral.  

Then you would forward our estimate to your insurance company and call our water leak specialist referral to get him scheduled to inspect and repair your water leak.  

Then after you get the OK from your insurance company and get the water leak fixed call us to schedule to bring your car in for our water damage restoration service. We will take care of the rest. 

We know having to deal with this process is stressful but from decades of experience we have found this is the best way to go about it. Water intrusion is very common here in Seattle and we are here to help guide you through this process. We will also provide your insurance company with the information they will need to cover your claim.  Please feel free to call us with any questions. 


Here at Auto Salon at Leschi our trained professionals will first remove your carpet and wet insulation then clean and disinfect the metal floor boards. After that we install new insulation and re-install carpets. Then we recondition your interior and run our PurTeq bacteria and odor removal protection system to eliminate mold and mildew.

Below are some photo’s of our clients cars showing the three main steps in our water damage restoration process. These steps consist of removing the carpet, replacing the wet insulation then re-installing the carpet. If you end up bringing your car in for service we will send you these photo’s to forward to your insurance company.


These photo’s below show a vehicle that we worked on that was a stolen recovery and had severe water damage. It had it’s rear window broken out then sat outside all winter. Every surface of the interior was full of mold. Check out the before and after shots.

Did you know…

Auto body shops and repair facilities in the greater Seattle area recommend Auto Salon at Leschi for car water damage restoration, mold remediation, bacteria & odor removal & stolen recovery auto reconditioning. Most insurance companies cover car water damage restoration & stolen recovery auto reconditioning. We will provide your insurance company with the information they will need to cover your claim.

Book Your Appointment Today. We will be happy to provide you with a free onsite inspection and estimate for our water damage restoration or stolen recovery auto reconditioning service. We will have your vehicle’s interior, dry, clean and most importantly, disinfected, mold and bacteria free within a week and have you back on the road again.