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Injecti-Dry System to Dry Hardwood in Marina Del Rey Homes
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With advancements in the restoration industry to help Marina Del Rey homeowners to overcome the often-devastating effects of water loss incidents, equipment has become more efficient and effective to remove excess moisture and dry out saturated elements. No matter the source or cause of water loss emergencies in your house, addressing these concerns requires the full measure of this specialized equipment along with our trained and certified restoration specialists to overcome all of the obstacles towards returning your property to preloss condition.
While there are often multiple layers of water damage that can result from instances like broken appliances or burst pipes in your Marina Del Rey residence, pooling water can collect along the flooring materials to saturate these areas and cause considerable damage without the appropriate intervention. Our SERVPRO professionals have advanced tools like our Injecti-Dry System which can help to address moisture trapped in hardwood flooring and even vinyl plank alternatives, but work on these damaged areas must begin as quickly as possible to ensure the effectiveness of this approach.
When used in conjunction with large drying mats, the Injecti-Dry System becomes an ideal tool for consistently pulling moisture out from wood planks of the flooring. Tenting off the area where you have placed the drying mats can help to focus the efforts of this equipment and better regulate a stable and overall moisture content level for the flooring. It is vital at this time not to overly dry these materials, as this approach could be similarly detrimental and damaging to the flooring and lead to a requirement for replacement.
Our SERVPRO professionals can set up moisture readers and detection devices to constantly monitor moisture content to ensure the healthy function of wood plank flooring after the excess moisture and saturation has gotten addressed.
Many areas of your home require your focus and attention after a water loss incident, but as water can pool at the floor, hardwood is often quickly affected by this incident. You can count on the expertise and the advanced equipment available to our SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo team to make these water loss effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (310) 333-0654.
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Cleaning Up Skylight Water Damage in a Marina Del Rey Home
Skylights are an efficient way to enjoy the benefits of natural light and save on energy costs in your home. However, without regular maintenance, the watertight seals on your skylights can give way and cause water damage in your home. Not only can this moisture warp and damage sheetrock or drywall, but it can allow for mold growth.
If you find that a skylight has caused ceiling water damage in your Marina Del Rey home, certified SERVPRO technicians are ready to come to you 24/7. Our team specializes in identifying and mitigating damage from moisture accumulation in your home so you can get back to enjoying the daylighting from your skylight installation.
Our team uses multiple tools to evaluate moisture in your home to ensure that we catch every possible risk and mitigate it during our service. We can use state-of-the-art infrared imaging to examine moisture behind walls and other structures in your home, as well as moisture sensors and meters to get an accurate read on surface moisture. Our technicians can also use thermo-hygrometers to evaluate air humidity and plan the drying process accordingly. These tools allow us to monitor moisture levels during and after drying to ensure that they reach safe levels by the time we are finished.
When our SERVPRO professionals dry water-damaged structures, two pieces of equipment are used in tandem: air movers and dehumidifiers. These two devices work together to pull moisture from the air and out of surfaces and isolate it. Air movers are placed at 45-degree angles to address moisture on walls and ceilings. Our technicians can construct polyethylene drying chambers for more isolated moisture-affected areas to hasten the drying process even further. After drying, surfaces can be disinfected with an EPA-registered biocide to prevent bacterial growth.
SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey/Westchester/El Segundo endeavors to restore your home to its previous condition, or as we like to say: "Like it never even happened." If you need our disaster cleanup services for your home, give us a call today at (310) 333-0654.
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Unwanted Water and Damage in Your Los Angeles Residence? Easy, Just Call SERVPRO!
SERVPRO Says RH-Relative Humidity-Helps Measure a Successful Water Damage Restoration Service in Los Angeles
The Primary and Secondary Challenges of Water Removal in Your Los Angeles Home
Dealing with property damages can seem overwhelming. Mainly when it is the first time a homeowner has the experience of this type of situation. Large quantities of water can be challenging to deal with as most homeowners lack the specialist equipment required. Although a quick process is undoubtedly at the forefront of your mind, an approach of cutting corners can lead to long term secondary damage like mold growth or structural degradation.
Leaking water or sewage pipe in your home's plumbing system can often be the primary reason for water removal in Los Angeles. SERVPRO provides skilled technicians who can mobilize specialist equipment to help get rid of unwanted water, even when it has become contaminated by raw sewage or other pathogens. We can remove the vast body of water quickly using gas-powered submersible pumps alongside extraction units. We even use mops and buckets where needed!
The visible signs of excess water in the home can be remedied relatively quickly. However, it is the secondary steps that are crucial in getting your home back to preloss conditions. Furniture fittings like cabinets can retain moisture invisible to the naked eye. The same goes for your wall cavities or subfloor. Here, water can stagnate over time creating unpleasant odors or even mold and mildew growth.
To remedy the issue of hidden moisture pockets, SERVRPRO can use two separate methods. The first is a measurement method using moisture meters and sensors. Sensors penetrate carpets and can help assess if water has seeped into your subfloor. Meters help your technician to ascertain the actual moisture content of a material. Moisture meters help us to know which fabrics are saturated, and thus weakened so that we can adapt our approach using softer water removal techniques like air movers or dehumidifiers.
In the majority of cases, once the affected area is dry the presence of odors should disappear. Sometimes this is not the case. SERVPRO use thermal foggers which vaporize chemical pairing agents that attach to odor particles and neutralize them. We call this process odor neutralization, and it helps to eliminate water odors rather than just masking them.
When you need to remove large quantities of water from your home and guard against secondary issues, Contact SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo at (310) 333-0654.
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Did You Know That Faulty Appliances Can Cause Water Damage to Your Los Angeles Home?
Leaking appliances can cause significant water damage to your home
Can Your Appliances be at Fault for Water Damage in your Home in Los Angeles?
Living in Los Angeles has taught us that anything is possible. From a vibrant city to an unprecedented frequency of natural disasters, it seems like Angelenos need to always be on their toes to keep safe and healthy in this beautiful metropolis. However, many of us do not look at our appliances as a guilty party to any disasters within our home. In reality, a leaking dishwasher, a broken water heater or a burst pipe can unleash significant consequences in the form of water damage to your walls and possessions.
Whenever there is water damage to your home in Los Angeles, our team IRC trained and certified technicians at SERVPRO are ready to deal precisely with emergencies such as those caused by broken appliances. Once you place a call to our rapid response team, which is available 24/7 and ready to spring into action, we dispatch a group of experts along with appropriate equipment to help return your home to its original condition. With safety in mind, our team accesses the situation and begins the water extraction process, including the use of pumps, should the water be deep enough to warrant this methodology.
Always keeping in mind that your home and belongings should be protected, our team utilizes its expertise and technology to dry the area, paying close attention to any dry-wall in your home. With water saturated drywall, there is an increased risk for its structure to be compromised and to create a favorable environment for the growth of bacteria, including mold. The use of moisture sensors is essential in this stage to identify any remaining spots that require additional drying efforts. The sensors used by our SERVPRO team are designed not only to read the moisture in the environment but also to serve as probes within your walls to ascertain their humidity. This methodical approach helps determine action steps towards the remediation process.
Once we can return the home to its proper moisture levels and we verify that it is thoroughly dried, we work with you to coordinate with any contractors that may need to replace faulty appliances or replace walls and flooring. With this in mind, our team deodorizes and sanitizes your home in preparation for the final touches.
As much as we need to be ready for the more significant natural disasters, SERVPRO of Marina del Rey/ Westchester/ El Segundo is here to be a resource for those smaller disasters that start in your own home. Just reach out to us at (310) 333-0654 so we may help in making your home look like nothing ever happened.
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How Weep Holes Can Help Dry Tears Over Water Damage to Your Los Angeles Home
Backed up toilets and broken pipes can cause water damage.
When Water Removal Efforts Seem to Stall During Mitigation in Los Angeles
An ongoing problem with a leaky water line that culminates in the joint finally breaking open or a backed up toilet that sends water all over your Los Angeles residence's floor needs cleaning up as quickly as possible. Even clean water can end up becoming an increasingly larger mess than what it started as right after the initial incident.
When your property has such an incident, water removal experts in Los Angeles can get things under control again. SERVPRO's professionals receive in-house training that covers the methods and use of equipment needed to restore a condition of dryness and stop any damage from spreading. Water can also allow other types of severe harm to affect your property, including foul and persistent odors. Water removal services should be thorough and involve an assessment of your entire home.
When we first arrive at your home to perform water removal services, we assess the state your home is in at that time. This assessment includes gathering baseline readings of the moisture content in different materials around your house. We also check with infrared thermal imaging devices to locate places where water might have slipped into so we can access it and extract it from the area. These places often need draining, so we drill small weep holes and remove the water as it leaves the cavity. These usually involve spaces between walls, under cabinets, and other small-sized places.
As we dry your home with the use of highly efficient air movers, desiccant machines, and specialized heaters for floors, we monitor the progress made with the use of moisture meters. These reveal the amount of moisture held by any material we test. The percentage of moisture in each material should steadily decrease during our water removal work.
A slower than expected rate of evaporation can signify that an area in your home still retains some water. While this is a rare occurrence, SERVPRO technicians reassess the situation and recheck for additional sources of hidden water. We also increase the heat generated by our heating appliances and check to ensure that circulation of the air in your home is at its most efficient pattern.
SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo wants to get your home dry again after a problem with plumbing, and our water removal services are streamlined to obtain the results you want. Contact us as soon as you know your home is taking on water, from any source, by calling (310) 333-0654. We serve Lennox, El Segundo, and Playa Vista, as well as the area around LAX.
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Floods and Wildfires in the Los Angeles Area!! Not Fun, But SERVPRO Can Help
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Getting Los Angeles Flood Damage Fixed Fast
Whenever we provide help to a local family dealing with flood damage, we make sure to place all of our resources and effort into minimizing the time spent on drying and restorations. An unnecessarily long flood damage mitigation and restoration project both inconveniences those living in the home increases damage and clogs up our resources, so we have designed our treatments and strategies to eliminate as much time as possible without sacrificing any quality or thoroughness of care. Here are a few ways we've learned over the years to cut down on time spent in your home.
Rapid Water Removal
By removing as much water as possible as quickly as possible after your home in Los Angeles sustains flood damage, we can avoid many of the most troublesome and time-consuming restoration procedures that could otherwise occur. Complications such as mold damage and foundational cracking take time and money to repair, but by drying out the home within days or even hours of our arrival, we can usually prevent them from becoming an issue. The length of time we spend removing water from your home typically depends on the extent of damage the building sustained, but rarely exceeds several days, though more than a week is an infrequent length.
In years past, our flood damage restoration efforts could be hampered by poor climate control and high humidity in the building. Now, however, we use dehumidifiers and the home's built-in amenities to set conditions to whatever is optimal for damage prevention. By keeping conditions under control while we do our work, we can make sure that no problems return and no follow-up visits are necessary. Controlling the SH and the RH relative humidity in the affected areas expedites the drying efforts.
Because flood damage is typically more severe and time-sensitive than other types of home damage SERVPRO encounters, we place it high on our list of priorities. With us on the case, your home should always be making progress toward full restoration until the job is done to your complete satisfaction.
SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo provides fast and thorough flood damage mitigation and restoration work for local homeowners in need. Call us 24/7 at (310) 333-0654.
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Water Damage Restoration in Los Angeles May Include Moisture Removal Behind Cabinets
Los Angeles Water Removal Gets the Best Equipment Available from SERVPRO
Drying Hidden Moisture Is Key to Preventing Secondary Water Damages
The pipe burst in the kitchen left a mess, and there is water behind and under your kitchen cabinets. Mopping up the water on your own may remove surface moisture, but it takes professional expertise to extract all excess water and to dry inaccessible areas such as the floors and walls under and behind the cabinetry. It is imperative to remove hidden pockets of water because if it is left behind mold can develop and possibly cause health effects.
Our experienced SERVPRO water damage technicians in Los Angeles have the skills to remove moisture in those hard to reach areas behind and under your cabinets. Drying moisture behind the cabinets can be a lengthy process due to drywall, framing, and multiple layers of the cabinet back. The construction of your kitchen cabinets can affect drying time. If the cabinets are backless, our crew may be able to drill holes in the wall so air can circulate inside the wall cavity.
For this job, techs use hole saws, which come in various sizes. After the wall is dry, crews patch or cover the holes. When cupboards have a backing, drying times may take longer because of the multiple layers. Technicians may drill in the cabinet back to speed up drying and then patch the holes with comparable material. Our SERVPRO technicians check with homeowners to gain permission to drill holes. Plus, we follow codes and abide by regulations on disposing of any items. Our techs are also careful and take precautions when working around and near plumbing and electrical wiring inside the walls.
The area under the cabinet, which often contains a void and is trimmed with a toe-kick, is often made of a less expensive material than the cabinet. If there is this base molding on the front of this area, crews may remove it and drill holes in it to allow airflow under the cabinet. Before crews drill holes, they treat the toe-kick area with a biocide and use a vent system to force dry air into the cavity. Once the drying process is complete, techs put the base molding back in place when possible.
SERVPRO of Mariana Del Ray/Westchester/El Segundo provides water damage restoration 24/7. Contact us at (310) 333-0654 if you need our services in the Los Angeles area.
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How to Establish a Drying Goal during Water Damage Restoration in Los Angeles
Devices like this can assist our technicians in coming up with a drying plan for your home.
Our technicians use several devices to determine the best plan of action in removing water damage.
Creating a drying goal is critical when attending to water damage incidents. With the goal in mind, a restoration service provider is in a position to monitor whether the drying procedures that are in place are working towards attaining the goal. This goal usually shows the conditions the contents and areas should indicate, once they return to their preloss state. We are going to show you how we establish such goals when attending to water events in Los Angeles.
Measurements of humidity are key during water damage restoration in Los Angeles. Our SERVPRO technicians understand that an effective drying process requires the relative humidity (RH) to be lower than 40%. By being lower than 40%, it means the air can readily take in more moisture from the wet materials. Never make a mistake of assuming that a lower RH implies that the structure is dry. When we are taking the RH measurements using a hygrometer, we usually compare the reading of the affected area with those of the unaffected area. We know our processes are working when it keeps on decreasing over a duration of time.
Our SERVPRO technicians also establish moisture content goals during the restoration process. Here, we create the dry standard and the normal EMC (equilibrium moisture content.) By measuring the moisture content of items in the unaffected area, we can come up with the dry standard. We use moisture meters when measuring the items' moisture content, and from those readings, we can find out whether drying is taking place.
In case the moisture content of the materials is not decreasing, and the humidity is still high, our SERVPRO technicians examine the drying system and come up with a more efficient one. For instance, we might increase the number of dehumidifiers at the site or create smaller drying chambers. A drying chamber refers to the size of the area that we are drying. We usually demarcate drying chambers by using 6-mil polyethylene partitions.
SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo is a trusted industry leader in water, fire, storm and mold damage remediation. Call us at (310) 333-0654 if you need a service provider that is Faster to Any Size Disaster.
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The Steps You Can Take When Your Washing Machine Leaks Water In Your Marina Del Rey Home
If an appliance breaks, like your washing machine, while you were away, it can mean trouble for your home.
Water Damage Caused By A Washing Machine Leak
Leaving your home for a weekend trip only to return to water damage in your laundry room is not an ideal homecoming. If an appliance breaks, like your washing machine, while you were away, it can mean trouble for your home. While two days might not seem like a long time for an average situation, it is merely too long to wait when it comes to water damage.
By the time you return to your Marina Del Rey home, the leak has had plenty of time to spread water along the floor, walls, and your belongings. The water in question had enough time to soak into your floors and create an excessively moist environment, which is perfect for mold growth. Fortunately, qualified help is not far and can help remediate the water damage done to your home.
SERVPRO knows how time-sensitive water damage can be. We strive to arrive at your property quickly so we can investigate the moisture levels of your laundry room using moisture meters. Using meters allows our technicians to detect where levels of moisture are highest, which in turn allows us to know exactly where to use our advanced tools.
SERVPRO technicians can employ the use of dehumidifiers to return the level of moisture in your laundry room to a measurement that is acceptable. In doing so, a dry environment can be created, and the lack of dampness can also encourage evaporation in the structure of your home and your belongings. Furthermore, we can use other tools to aid in the remediation process. Equipment such as air movers and axial fans can keep air circulating, which helps accelerate the process at a swifter rate until the damage in your home is sufficiently dried out.
When your home suffers water damage, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo at (310) 333-0654. Day or night, we can answer your call and send our technicians to your home as soon as possible.
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How Everyday Problems Turn into Serious Water Damage in Marina Del Rey
Having routine maintenance on your large appliances can help prevent failure which may cause water damage.
Call On the Professionals at SERVPRO When Water Damage Strikes Your Home
Simple spills and accidents are nothing new for most homeowners. Every once in a while, an appliance or activity that uses water can spill some of that, and the results are usually benign. Sometimes, however, these situations can develop into a much more severe water damage problem for your Marina Del Rey home. While some of these situations are impossible to prevent, a watchful eye and mindful person can stop many of them from reaching a point where SERVPRO needs to help.
Many appliances in your home, from washing machines to refrigerators to dishwashers, can be prone to causing costly water damage in Marina Del Rey. All it can take is one small malfunction or water line rupture in any of these appliances to create a small flood or persistent leak in your home, setting the stage for a problematic restoration process in the future. While these disasters are often difficult to predict and harder to prevent, regular maintenance of high-risk objects could help to avert some of them.
Water fixtures such as sinks, toilets, and showers are sometimes prone to disaster, especially if they are old or go without maintenance for a long time. While some plumbing issues can be repaired with relative ease, others are large enough to cause significant flooding in part of the home. Additionally, if you do not immediately clean up any water on the floor, mold damage can spread across the floor and into the spaces behind your walls.
Spills in the Wrong Spots
If water spills from a container for any reason, it may cause noteworthy damage depending on the location of a spill. While a small amount of water over standard flooring materials is unlikely to cause additional damage if mopped up, spilling water on materials vulnerable to water damage can be a much worse problem.
SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo provides expert water damage restoration services to help get your home back to normal after a disaster. Call us 24/7 at (310) 333-0654.
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The Devastation of Hidden Water Damage in Los Angeles
Discovering water damage can be particularly overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO so that we can help you restore the damage.
Team SERVPRO Arrives With Water Detection Tools to Thoroughly Dry Out Every Nook and Cranny of Your Property
No competent Los Angeles homeowner allows obvious spills and leaks to put his or her dwelling at the mercy of water damage. Mops and shop vacs take care of the occasional accident, but it is the trouble you do not see within the walls that is the real problem. Our crews and equipment are there to assist when the concealed damage reveals itself.
All it takes is for an old pipe to crack or a newer connection to work itself loose, and water finds the breach and flows. Your home is then well on its way to water damage in Los Angeles, possibly severe. Although the moisture may be minimal at first, just a drop or two, eventually the walls, ceilings, and floors saturate with water. Your first sign was peeling paint or a bulge in the ceiling. Now you need our assessment and a restoration plan.
A SERVPRO crew chief inspects the now-visible damage and uses both training and experience to determine the next steps. We use advanced technologies such as infrared scanners and moisture meters to locate pockets of water. Portions of wallboard may be cut out or holes drilled in bricks or mortar joints to release the water. Suspected reservoirs of water in a ceiling are removed with the careful punching of holes or removal of tiles.
Floors and subflooring are evaluated for moisture and added to the list of areas that require drying. Air movers and dehumidifiers draw water vapor out of the structural materials, the moisture moving naturally into the drier air. Floors need slightly different strategies. SERVPRO technicians use drying mats after extractors to continue reducing the moisture content in all layers to its normal level of 6 to 12 percent.
If carpeting covers any of the water damaged areas, it is crucial to dry the carpet and padding. We may decide to remove the padding as it is inexpensive to replace. Weighted wand extractors vacuum the water out, and SERVPRO technicians may detach areas and prop them up so that air movers can be directed beneath.
Thoroughly extracting and drying the water protects your home from additional secondary damage. Because the water had time to start the deterioration of structural elements, the SERVPRO crew makes some decisions to remove crumbled drywall or ceiling tiles. If any mold is found, microbial remediation is added to the list of tasks and infested materials might need to be pulled out and discarded.
Rely on SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo to help you find and manage hidden water damage. Restoration services are just a call away at (310) 333-0654.
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Choosing The Right Water Damage Service In Los Angeles
SERVPRO Removes Water and Preserves Properties and Customers from Unsafe Conditions
Water Removal in Los Angeles Is Best Served with the Help of SERVPRO
If you find your property damaged by water leaks or flooding in Los Angeles, you need help from a professional service provider. That is because you have to make sure your property is dry and adequately clean. However, which criteria should you use to pick the right water damage service?
Los Angeles is not new to water removal problems, and as a resident, you have to be always prepared. When dealing with these issues, you need the right company with the right equipment including chemicals, air movers, and dehumidifiers. Finding this state of the art equipment on your own is not an easy task, and that can eventually lead you into seeking for water removal services like those offered by SERVPRO.
The chemical products used need to be environmentally friendly and robust enough to ensure good results. Not all cleaning chemicals are active enough to kill all bacteria and fungi. In water damage removal we utilize disinfectants that result in a 99% germ-free environment.of all impurities removed. Of course, they are safe for our water damage technicians to use as well as for your family members.
You need to fix these water damage concerns fast, and our extraction equipment is key to doing this. The first thing we do is getting rid of the water. An excellent tool to do this is the portable extractor which is handy in accessing all the hard to reach areas. When dealing inches of pooling water, then we need the truck-mounted to suction out large volumes of water quickly.
Most people do not know precisely how to identify a water damage issue in Los Angeles, and it always leads to more complicated problems. Overflowing toilets and sinks, leaking plumbing and flooded basements are all examples of water damage issues. You need to deal with these difficulties as soon as possible and treat them with urgency. At SERVPRO, no water damage issue is too small, and we can restore your home to its preloss condition.
SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo is here to help you with all your water damage needs. Give us a call at (310) 333-0654; we are always available and ready to help at any time.
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Water Damage and How It Affects Homes in Los Angeles
At SERVPRO we have professional carpet specialists who can mitigate and save your carpet to help keep your home safe and looking its best.
How Water Damage Affects Your Home
Misplaced water can come from different sources. The damage left behind can create various problems and hazards within a home's interior. The visible ones, such as staining of ceilings, often make a home seem much older and dated than it is, while invisible damage can decrease your home's ability to provide a haven for your family.
Many homes in Los Angeles are architecturally beautiful, but this quality can also increase how much water damage a home suffers. Water spreads out on a surface, absorbing into porous items touched by the water, and traveling downhill due to gravity while seeping uphill when wicked upwards. Even the smallest, microscopic openings allow water to enter.
Drywall is quickly affected by water's presence. Painted drywall can become discolored when moisture exists in tiny amounts, while larger amounts of water cause swelling and inevitable disintegration and crumbling away of drywall sheets' interiors.
Carpeting also fares rather poorly when exposed to water, as does the padding underneath. The water damaged padding cannot sustain its compression. This can create an uneven floor, highly visible traffic patterns, and increased deterioration of the carpet above. The professional carpet specialists at SERVPRO are IICRC-certified in caring for carpets. Slight water damage can often be mitigated and save your carpeting, making it crucial to call for assistance as soon as you realize there is a problem with water. Waiting can result in a destroyed carpet and the loss of a valuable investment.
When non-structural items in your home suffer from damage by water, such as drapes and furniture, SERVPRO can help return these belongings to like new condition once again. We have access to advanced equipment that can restore these items for you again. We can box these items up and transport them, then return them as soon as possible.
Water may be a vital substance for life, but when it affects homes adversely, SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo is there to help you. Water damage causes loss whenever it remains unmitigated, but we are only a phone call away. Contact us anytime, day or night, at (310) 333-0654 to prevent this type of damage from happening in your home.
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Experienced Water Damage Restoration Specialists Available Throughout Los Angeles
There are many times when calling in professionals to dry out your property is the best idea. Quick response can help prevent the formation of mold.
SERVPRO Technicians Have the Training and Experience to Make Sure that the Job is Done Right
It can be hard to understand the amount of devastation water leaves in its wake, especially if you have yet to experience this kind of situation yourself. Unexpected water can destroy carpeting, furniture, and stored belongings, often damaging items such as photo albums, antiques, and family heirlooms.
Experiencing water damage in the basement of your Los Angeles home for the first time can leave you exhausted. However, after you get things under control, it is important to determine whether you face recurring water issues or if this was a one-time event.
Decide whether you need help with your current problem. You may have problems relocating stored items to a safe location, tracking down the source of water causing the problem, or even getting water out of your home. In these situations, SERVPRO has IICRC certified technicians ready to assist.
You have to determine what caused your problem in the first place. Surface water may run down, or even through cracks in your foundation walls, pushing groundwater into your basement by what professionals call hydrostatic pressure. A local storm sewer can cause water to backup, filling your basement with hazardous water.
SERVPRO can help you avoid these types of situations, fully inspecting your foundation for cracks, performing necessary repairs, and installing solutions that limit any losses you might experience. We can also install submersible pumps, backflow valves, and additional drainage to assist with future problems that may arise.
Believe it or not, improper grading and damaged downspouts play a major role in keeping water away from your home. Gutters and downspouts can become clogged or damaged, causing significant damage during rainstorms. SERVPRO technicians take the time to check each of these areas and provide you with recommendations to prevent damaging incidents.
Attempting to perform repairs without the proper equipment and experience can lead to additional symptoms, causing further damage to your home. It is easy to get the help you deserve to get water issues on your property under control quickly and efficiently.
Contact SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo at the first signs of water intrusion into your home. (310) 333-0654
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Water Damage: A Parting Gift From Your Guests In Marina Del Rey
Expert technicians are ready to inspect the damage and take the steps necessary to restore both structure and keepsakes.
Water Damage To Your Property
Your family and friends love to visit you seaside, and you love to host gatherings and long weekends. Unfamiliarity with the logistics of the tubs and showers in the guest wing left you with water damage caused by loved ones after the Spring holidays this year. A call to SERVPRO assesses the damage and devises a plan to restore the bathroom to preloss condition.
The last thing you expected when the final guest left at the end of the weekend was your first view of the water damage in your Marina Del Rey villa. Enthusiastic use of the whirlpool tub and the failure to latch the shower door properly caused water to flood across the tiles. Your office/craft room below the guest wing shows leaking through the ceiling and down one wall, unfortunately, the wall you lined with family pictures. Do not delay calling our office. Expert technicians are ready to inspect the damage and take the steps necessary to restore both structure and keepsakes.
A tiled bath may appear impervious to water, but moisture wicks through unsealed or cracked grout to the floor and ceiling below. Joints at the base of a wall are not always tightly caulked and let the water drop through. Since your houseguests failed to alert you SERVPRO shows you how the water traveled and what to do to reverse the harm. The floors in the bath itself receive a thorough going-over with our powerful suction extractors. Then we inspect the subfloor for weakness or damage because of the water. Air movers and dehumidifiers finish that part of the job on the floor and wall surfaces.
Our crew moves to the lower level room and determines how to dry the ceiling and walls. Ceiling tiles pop out and are easily replaced if damaged beyond repair. Removing them while aiming air movers at the ceiling help complete the drying of the bath's subfloor and assist in bringing the air moisture count lower. Drywall goes one of two ways -- replaced if crumbling and if signs of microbial growth are present, saved through the use of air flow, heat and dehumidifiers if solid and clean. Insulation, if present, is inexpensive to replace if drying seems impossible. As our techs move through the rooms periodic moisture readings guide their steps.
Finally, the pictures and other mementos on the walls receive an inspection and plan for restoration. Our technician's complete classwork in the science of drying documents and pictures, using techniques like freezing, freeze drying and blocking to restore your treasures as much as possible. Some of the items leave your premises for these specialized methods.
When the hostess gift you receive from careless guests damages your home SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo knows how to help. Contact us at (310) 333-0654 to assist with the cleanup.
Water Damage in Los Angeles from Leaks
Drips Lead to Water Damage in Los Angeles Homes and Business
SERVPRO Restores Damage in Los Angeles Properties Caused by Water
Despite the rain coming down now and recently, most problems with water are a result of plumbing failures. If unnoticed or ignored for too long, a leaking pipe can cause just as much damage as several inches of flood water.
If water damage happens to your home in Los Angeles, call us today at SERVPRO. Each of our offices has extensive experience and training in finding and dealing with many different kinds of plumbing failures as well as any damage that may have occurred already. Leaks and damage that goes unnoticed are usually under a bathroom or kitchen sink. Few of us ever look underneath except to check for regular supplies such as dish soap. Even then, almost no one looks all the way to the back of the cabinet. These are simply areas that few renters or homeowners check even if they do their best to perform a monthly inspection.
A problem goes unnoticed unless water is seen coming from the cabinet frame, if the lamination used on the frame begins to peel, or if the carpet surrounding the sink squishes underfoot. In a kitchen, a problem is unnoticed until the surrounding linoleum starts to come loose in front of the sink.
First, our technicians turn off the source of the leak. Stopping it usually, means just tightening up a loose pipe or connection. Replacement happens if corrosion has compromised either one or both. Next, technicians check to see if there is mold. For a small area, one of our anti-microbial cleaners is sufficient to stop the mold from growing further. With the obvious threat neutralized, our team members use air moisture meters to determine if the levels are above normal.
If the moisture levels are too high, our employees use a combination of dehumidifiers and exhaust fans to draw high humidity air out of the affected room. Moisture levels are checked again after a certain amount of time (usually 24 hours). In most case, this is enough, but one of our inspectors may recommend placing the cabinet frame if the wood is still moisture-rich.
Cleaning up after a plumbing disaster can quickly become expensive. To ensure a rapid and professional response, rely on SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo. Contact us today at (310) 333-0654 to begin.