Did Your Agoura Home Get Exposed to a Flooding? Call SERVPRO for Emergency Cleanup and Restoration
Risks of Hidden Flood Water Can Increase the Damage in Agoura Homes
Flooding can be a very traumatic and stressful occurrence in your Agoura home, especially if it strikes with little warning through vulnerabilities made in the exterior of your house like the roof or holes made by falling trees or flying debris. While many homeowners lack the expertise and experience to address these compromised areas that allow flooding into their properties, even more detrimental can be the lingering moisture and dampness unaddressed in wall cavities, ceiling spaces, and underneath flooring materials. Without being directly in the line of sight, inexperienced restorers can convince you that the problem has gotten addressed. In truth, the damage continues in these inaccessible areas and can cause several severe complications.
While getting the structural weaknesses addressed first is a priority for your flood-damaged Agoura property, working to remove moisture and saturation from exposed materials and contents should follow closely behind. Our SERVPRO professionals first assess the full scope of the damage with thermal imagery and moisture detectors to identify the presence of moisture pockets and dampness in areas that are not easily accessed by even our high-velocity air movers and dehumidification units.
With an idea of where the highest concentrations of moisture and dampness are out of sight, we can begin to set up our drying and extraction equipment in these areas to maximize the effectiveness of these machines in restoring your property. If you have coverage, we gladly work to assist with your paperwork and interfacing with our adjustor. To penetrate behind construction materials like drywall, our professionals can utilize our Injecti-Dry System to force heated air through multiple penetration points at the base of this wall. If the Black Water caused substantial damage to the sheetrock, then we can do a "flood cut," and remove the non-salvageable portions of the walls.
Allowing this moisture damage to persist can permit two compromising effects for your property. The first of these conditions is the structural degradation of exposed and saturated construction materials. Secondly, lingering moisture and dampness can also provide the ideal conditions for mold colonization and fungal growth, which can quickly spread out of sight to pose structural and health effects for the household.
Addressing the consequences of a flood should be done by professionals with experience and the right equipment for the job like our SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills team. We can work quickly and confidently to restore your home after a flood. Give us a call anytime at (818) 991-6292.
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