Restoring Agoura Hills Homes After Water Damage
Odor Control Is a Factor During Water Cleanup and Restoration
Water can cause many problems in Agoura Hills homes. The obvious one is what a homeowner or other resident steps into after a dishwasher failed or a split water line behind the refrigerator has sent water across the floor and into the rest of the house all night.
What surprises many homeowners in Agoura Hills about water damage, and what many restoration companies miss, is the smell. When odors go untreated, they can cause a permanent loss of property, just like any other problem associated with water. SERVPRO understands that no task is complete until everything is back to its original state before the disaster, and that includes the air in the home. "Like it never even happened."
Water-borne odors may start in a puddle or other source of moisture, but they grow in and on almost anything. We have developed four methods which eliminate odors and return residents to their homes with a clean, breathable environment.
We use the Injection Method for small spots on carpets and upholstered furniture. Our restoration specialists utilize a needle on a syringe or attached to a pump to inject small amounts of a deodorizing agent into the contaminated area. Injection is especially useful in neutralizing pet odors as well as water-borne odors.
For larger contaminated areas, we use Direct Spraying. SERVPRO specialists spray anti-fungal and anti-microbial agents using hand pumps and powered sprayers on large stains and where there are large puddles or other amounts of water. Since this soaks the property with a large amount of product, we prefer using it on items that do not show any discoloration.
To eliminate odors without using a large amount of water, we use Wet Fogging. Our teams use an ultra-low volume fog machine to generate tiny deodorant particles that penetrate most surfaces to bind with and neutralize odor particles. This method is especially effective in attacking odors in nooks and crannies and wall voids.
If there is still a concern about oversaturation, we have the option of Dry Fogging. This method forces a deodorizing agent through a heating coil to generate a particle cloud that can penetrate even further into a surface. We usually use this method on smoke odors, but it is very useful when a water-borne odor resists all other methods to neutralize it.
Restoring and neutralizing the effects of water damage is not a simple process, but SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills has the experience, training, and equipment needed to return your home to a safe, clean condition. If you are dealing with odors or other effects of a recent disaster, call us today at (818) 991-6292 with questions or to schedule a visit.
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