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Our Experts Discuss Why Effective Drying Can Save Your Agoura Hills Home

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

water damage by window “Like it never even happened.”

You Need Effective Drying After Water Damages Your Agoura Hills Home

Water damage is the result of water intruding and attacking building materials and personal possessions in a building. It can take different forms, and many factors cause it. Whether the culprit is a broken pipe, malfunctioning appliance, or overflowing bathtub, you need to handle the situation as quickly as you can.

When your Agoura Hills home has water damage, it is imperative to inspect the affected areas carefully to choose the most suitable restoration techniques and equipment. Different classes of water damage exist. Each class lays out the severity of the damage. Class 1 damage is when the affected materials have not absorbed much moisture. When water damage has affected a whole room by soaking into carpets and walls, we classify it as class 2. Class 3 is when the water has saturated most of the affected area.

If there is standing water in your home, you can remove it manually using a wet vacuum. After removing the water, open all doors and windows to let fresh air circulate in your home. Removing water is just one of the steps you need to take to restore your home. Moisture can get to hard-to-reach areas such as under the floors, inside the walls, and behind cabinets, among other places.

Sophisticated water removal equipment and methods are required to complete the drying process effectively. By hiring a professional restoration company like SERVPRO, you can ensure that your residence is adequately restored with no left-over moisture that can affect its structure. We offer professional structural and content drying services with a combination of high-velocity air movers and dehumidifiers to eliminate moisture. Air movers speed up evaporation at the surface level and minimize drying time.

When some materials such as baseboards have water damage, it is necessary to replace the damaged sections to prevent mold growth. We can remove parts of the damaged baseboard and dry the area. If the water pooled on your hardwood floor or another low evaporation material, our SERVPRO team can use a desiccant dehumidifier to dry it. Desiccant dehumidifiers use chemicals that absorb moisture quickly. The chemicals are called desiccants, and they absorb moisture from the air the dehumidifier processes.  After completing the drying process, we can subcontract the repair work to licensed contractors to restore your property to its preloss condition.

If you are dealing with a problem in your residence, SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills can provide efficient water removal and drying services. Call us today at (818) 991-6292. We can handle the damage to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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