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Who Should You Call When Your Agoura Hills Home Has Flood Damage?

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding Can Create Such Havoc to a Foundation--Even in Agoura Hills

SERVPRO Assesses and Mitigates Flooding to Foundations and Basements

The foundation of your Agoura Hills home is essential. Not only does it serve as the solid base for the entire structure you live in, but it is also the line of defense between outside elements like flood waters or severe weather and the inside of your house. While it is customary for many people to go about visually inspecting the blockwork they find in their basement, inadequate construction techniques from when the home got initially built could eventually give impending water entry into the basement.

Once water has a way in, it does not take long (in the right conditions) for flood damage to occur to your Agoura Hills residence. Given that your basement area is either finished and livable or at the very least a storage area for many of your belongings that do not actively get used, this could create a dire situation for you and your family. If this occurs, you should consider the professional restoration services of our SERVPRO technicians.
 
Many people were not around when their homes were getting built, so they have no idea about the existence or proper pouring of a footer beneath the foundation block. Inadequate concrete or a pour that did not get reinforced is likely to shift with the freeze and then to thaw of the ground from season to season. This slight movement causes the rigid block walls to flex and break along their mortar joints, allowing water a point of penetration. Stair-steps, on the exterior often indicate this access path for water.
 
Once water has made its way inside, our SERVPRO professionals locate the point of entry and close it off. The process prevents the problem from getting worse as restoration efforts get underway. Extracting the water with pumps and thoroughly drying the area is critical, as standing water provides a conducive condition for mold to grow on surfaces in the area. Our team works quickly to prevent the damage from getting worse, and to return this compromised area to you the way that it used to be.
 
Flooding is never something that people want to have to deal with, but it is a natural disaster that affects the residents of Agoura Hills from time to time. You can call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills to help you with the mess. You can reach us anytime at (818) 991-6292.

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