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Water Damage in Your Canoga Park Home

2/8/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged flooring We can make the incident seem “Like it never even happened.”

Professionals Can Use Specialized Techniques to Handle Water Damage in Your Canoga Park Home

It is difficult to estimate the damage that water can cause in a property. You can remove the water that came from a leaking appliance or burst pipe, but it takes more than that to restore your residence to its pre-incident state. For this to happen, you must remove the water, clean up the affected surfaces, and dry your home thoroughly.

When you notice water damage in your Canoga Park residence, you can seek help from SERVPRO. Our team can take several steps to prevent costly secondary destruction. Remember that even a small water loss incident can bring about mold growth, which can cause an unhealthy environment for the residents. Every restoration project is different, but there are a few basics steps we can take to handle the water damage, such as:

Water removal
Water removal is the primary step that our technicians take to hasten the drying process. Porous surfaces such as carpets can hold a significant amount of water and take longer to dry. Our technicians can use a self-propelled deep extraction tool that is powered by an independent motor that moves the unit at a consistent rate over the carpet. Since the device requires weight to squeeze the water out of the carpeting, our technicians can ride on it to provide additional weight.

Intra wall drying
To leave your property as dry as it was before the unfortunate incident happened, we can dry the affected areas thoroughly using special techniques and equipment. Our SERVPRO team can use moisture-eliminating equipment that dries the inside of walls without having to remove the drywall. We can remove the baseboards and drill small holes through walls close to the base. We can then force air into the cavity behind the wall using structural cavity drying equipment. This equipment directs airflow into wall cavities and other hard to reach areas to ensure that they are adequately dry. This strategy is suitable when the water intrusion resulted from above the room we are treating.

Ventilation and heating
Our team can open windows and doors to enhance air circulation. In some situations, we can place portable heaters inside the affected rooms to increase the rate of evaporation.

Dehumidification
Our team can set up dehumidification equipment in your home to remove the moisture from affected structures and contents. We often use refrigerant dehumidifiers to eliminate water vapor from the air. Minimizing the amount of water vapor in the air reduces the humidity ratio. A lower humidity ratio speeds up the rate of evaporation of moisture in a house and its contents. Professional low grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers reduce relative humidity to as low as ten percent.

After a water intrusion incident in your West Hills, Winnetka, or Bell Canyon home, call SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500 to help. We can make the incident seem “Like it never even happened.”

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