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Our Water Damage Professionals Will Save Your Los Angeles Home

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

Water seeping up drywall with mold developing at the bottom We spend extra time on water extraction and damaged building material removal to lessen the drying process and also treat for mold.

Summer Vacation Blues: Water Damage In Los Angeles Home

Planning the perfect vacation does not include water damage while you are gone, but it happens. When a pipe breaks or other water loss incident occurs in your home, the water quickly passes through stages. The first stage is clean water, the next after 24 hours is gray water which may contain some bacteria, and finally, after 48 hours, the designation is black water which has the potential to be harmful to due bacteria or other contaminants.

When a property owner in Los Angeles arrived home to water damage and found his carpets and first floor of his house soaked from a pipe break that occurred while he was away on vacation, his second call after talking to his adjuster was to SERVPRO. 

Upon arrival, our technicians:
• Scope the room for all areas of excessive moisture
• Test the water quality they are cleaning up
• Determine the restorability potential for possession through our proprietary methods
• Move or pack out furniture for cleaning in another area of the home or our facility

We extracted the water and determined the carpet, and padding was a loss in this case due to the length of time exposure occurred. After the water removal, we cut the carpet into strips for safer handling and disposal with the adjuster's permission. Our technicians then worked on drying the property and getting it ready for new carpet installation.

Water flowed behind the baseboards, but since they were made of hardwood, and showed no signs of warping despite prolonged exposure to dampness, SERVPRO technicians were able to clean and disinfect them for reuse.

The water wicked into the sheetrock in only a few areas and damaged the lower portion of some of the sheetrock which we cut away in preparation for drying. We spend extra time on water extraction and damaged building material removal to lessen the drying process and also treat for mold to ensure that it was not an issue after the completion of mitigation efforts. Once dry, we disinfected the water loss areas and treated to neutralize odors, so the rooms were ready for new carpet installation.

SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo is available 24/7 at (310) 333-0654 to help local property owners lessen their loss from water damage and with our training and equipment to restore your home to pre-damage condition.

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