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Los Angeles Experts Talk About how Commercial Water Damage can Cause Dry Rot

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

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Addressing Dry Rot after a Commercial Water Damage Experience in Your Los Angeles Business

There is no better moment for a commercial water damage event to strike. Your goal is to minimize damage and the related costs, as well as to keep your business running.  That is why all business owners in Los Angeles need to be aware of the advanced technology, equipment, and where to get an immediate response as they work to get their business back up and running within the shortest time possible.

If you are running a furniture business in Los Angeles and it experiences a water damage event, there is no need to panic. Our SERVPRO technicians understand that you need to deal with effects such as dry rot. Dry rot usually develops when wood rots after coming into contact with water and is a form of decay. It is a common situation experienced by those who deal with wood which is cured and used for construction purposes. When the wood comes into contact with additional moisture, there is a possibility of molds growing. We are here to bring to you ways of addressing dry rot and performing the necessary repairs.

Before you can start addressing dry rot, make sure you are working from a dry surface. By doing that, you ensure the moisture conditions which might have caused the problem do not exist in the room. To absorb the additional moisture from an office, our SERVPRO technicians recommend the use of a dehumidifier. At this point, we are ready to start removing the rot from the wood.

Chipping out the rot from the affected sections is the next step. This step prevents mold from spreading to uninfected parts of the wood. You can use a woodworking tool or a knife to do the chipping. To avoid exposing your bare hands to the fungi, we advise you to wear gloves. If the wood is part of a structure that is not severely damaged, you can create appropriate sectors of the wood where the filler is to be placed later on as a way of retaining the structure's shape.

Application of a wood stabilizer on the section where you removed the rot from can also prevent further chemical reactions and rotting. Once the stabilizer is dry, it is time to apply a grain filler on the wood's porous surface. If you are not a DIY enthusiast, then consider working with certified professionals such as our team from SERVPRO.

SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo offers a wide range of services to clients after a commercial water damage experience. Call (310) 333-0654 and have all your concerns addressed.

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