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Our Flood Damage Experts Can Restore Your Los Angeles Kitchen

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

Living room with tan couches floating in a pool of water Our crew will save your home after a flood

Restoring a Los Angeles Kitchen After Flood Damage

California residents may be breathing a sigh of relief now that the drought is over. Still, residents may be surprised to know that most of the state is vulnerable to flooding, even during drought conditions. Every county in California has been declared a flood disaster area multiple times. One in five Californians, as well as more than $580 billion worth of structures,  are vulnerable to flood-related disasters.

If your Los Angeles home needs flood damage cleanup fast, SERVPRO technicians can be at your home within hours of your call, working with you and your insurance adjuster to ensure everything is done to your specifications. This team's focus is on restoration whenever it is safe infeasible to do so. While floods pose many challenges for preserving and restoring items, SERVPRO possesses a wide variety of tools and techniques to handle these conditions.

How Flooding Can Affect Your Kitchen

  • Electrical appliances may be drenched and require repair or replacement.
  • Cabinets can swell from moisture and develop mold if left unchecked.
  • Countertops can accumulate water in cracks, which can erode counters and their adhesive.
  • Standing water can do significant damage to floor tiles, laminate, and vinyl, and affect their adhesion to the floor.

How SERVPRO Can Help

SERVPRO has the tools you need to mitigate flood-related damages, including those done to fixtures in your kitchen. If you have a cabinet with a back installed, drying times may take longer than cabinets without backing due to the additional layer between the cabinet and the wall. Technicians can drill holes in the back of the cabinet to allow for ventilation, as well as from underneath, after removing the toe kick. After drying goals have been met, holes can be patched up with suitable materials.

If your kitchen cabinet is on an interior wall, technicians can talk with you about cutting a hole from the other side to allow for adequate extraction and drying. They can also use a vent system to force air into the wall cavity. However, some factors can affect overall drying time, including the type of paint used on the walls. Flat paint, for example, allows water vapor to pass through quickly compared to gloss or semi-gloss paint. Holes might need to be drilled in the top of the wall to improve ventilation in the event of loosened sheetrock.

SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo wants to bring you disaster mitigation service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (310) 333-0654 to have a cleanup crew at your home within hours.

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