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Flood Damage In Calabasas Is No Match For Our Team Of Experts

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills can clean, dry, and restore your home.

Flood Damage Restoration Services To Dry The Exterior Walls Of Your Calabasas Property

Most people assume that it is only the interior parts of the structure that require drying after a flood damage incident. Exterior walls can absorb water during a flood and may require specialty drying. When drying a building made of cinder block, we look at the state of the open cells in the walls since they can hold water. We also examine the walls of your Calabasas property and check whether they are painted. Semi-gloss or gloss paints can act as moisture barriers and reduce at which the moisture moves from the block wall's inside to the outside.

To drain water from the block walls during flood damage restoration in Calabasas, our SERVPRO team drills holes near the bottom of the wall. We prefer to make the holes around the motor joint area since it is easy to seal the holes at the end of the process. Making bigger holes is necessary to allow sufficient air circulation when the building is submerged for a long time.

Sometimes our SERVPRO team comes across block walls with fiberglass, foam, vermiculite, and cellulosic insulation. Drying the walls when the insulation is still in place requires much dry air, and the process is slow, so, we remove the insulation. Slower drying may also affect the insulation qualities of some materials. The drying time can also slow when the walls have bond beams. To determine whether there are bond beams in the walls, we tap on the surfaces. If it feels like tapping on concrete, then there is a bond beam in such a wall, but a hollow sound indicates they are absent.

We consider the area to be dry once it has regained its natural content of moisture. To determine its natural moisture content, we take the readings of a control area and compare them to those of the remediated area. Our SERVPRO technicians use a moisture meter when taking the measurements.

SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills can clean, dry, and restore your home or business. We use advanced cleaning and restoration equipment to do the job. Call (818) 991-6292 to let us attend to your concerns. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

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