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What Can I Do to Restore My West Hills Home After Storm Flooding?

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

A neighborhood with standing water in the road. Seasonal flooding can come in quick, let SERVPRO take over.

Bring In SERVPRO to Restore Your West Hills Home 

How Much of a Risk Is Flooding to My Residence? 

Located so close to the shore, the chance of flood damage to West Hills homes is a given every year from seasonal storms. Each SERVPRO Response Team trains to eliminate the effects of flooding by not only removing water, and drying the structure and property inside the home, but also dealing with the special problems presented by it. 

Why Is Flood Water More Damaging Than Water from My Clothes Washer? 

Floodwater from a storm contains a bit of debris from every surface it crossed before flooding into your West Hills home. That means soil, fertilizers, trash from the gutters, and possibly sewer backup as well. In addition to all of the contaminants and debris, ocean water is extremely salty. If left long enough, the salt can pit and ruin everything from your kitchen linoleum to the car in your garage. 

To eliminate these effects, Response Teams use cleaning agents that do more than remove soil and other solid particles. They also contain an anti-bacterial agent that neutralizes the health risk from possible pathogens in some of the debris and stops the growth of mold in the home. For autos and other items outside the home, team members have the option to spray clean water to remove salt residues before using any cleaners. 

Are There Any Special Requirements For Drying After Flooding?

No, once our SERVPRO specialists complete the necessary steps for cleaning your property, drying methods are the same for a home regardless of the water source. Team members use a combination of dehumidifiers, fans, and air movers to lower the interior moisture, force damp air outside, and draw water out of property surfaces. 

To schedule a service visit or find out more about how SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills can help you recover after a flood, call us at (818) 998-1500 today. 

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