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Stormy Weather in West Hollywood? Think About Calling SERVPRO for Mitigation

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Stormy Weather in West Hollywood? Think About Calling SERVPRO for Mitigation Exit Flood Damage in West Hollywood with SERVPRO's Rapid Cleanup and Restoration

Flood Damage in West Hollywood Needs Fast Action

Flood damage is a situation that you can take preventative measures for, but not be entirely ready for the issues it causes. Water has the destructive potential to equal fire damage in a home and needs detailed mitigation to reverse water loss to the property and contents.

SERVPRO arrive within hours of the initial call to clean up flood damage from a storm in a West Hollywood residence. High winds caused a tree limb to break a window, and the interior of the bedroom received a large amount of rainwater while the homeowner was at work.

The mattress soaked up a good portion of the incoming water and was extremely heavy but was packed out for possible restoration. SERVPRO offers mattress cleaning and mitigation on a case by case basis in our local facility. Factors such as if the mattress had a waterproof cover, how long exposure of the mattress to water occurred and the category of the water affect the potential for restoration. If the water was deemed contaminated then the mattress must be discarded.

When the technicians clean saturated carpeting in small-scale water loss situations, our portable pumps with weighted extractors allow the tech to push the water out of the carpet using several passes.
Another piece of equipment we use is the highly maneuverable Rover that has a small floor profile but removes water from carpet and padding with fewer passes. The Rover is a ride-on device that uses the weight of the technician to do its work. The more moisture extracted at this step lowers the drying time for the structure significantly. The benefit of this is that it lessens the chances of additional water loss to property and contents from extended exposure to water. If the flooding was caused by dirty, groundwater intrusion, then it is not a SERVPRO protocol to try to restore the carpet and padding.

Before drying, SERVPRO takes moisture readings to determine if water has run behind baseboards or wicked into drywall. If necessary, removing of baseboards and a technician drilling weep- holes into the wall to allow for airflow and complete drying of the wall cavity. This can be used along with an injecti-dry device.

Once confirmed dry, our technicians cleaned and disinfected all surfaces affected by water. Our professional-grade formulas neutralize odors and have antibacterial and antifungal properties to leave the room sanitized and ready for the homeowner.

SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood knows the quick action against flood damage means less loss for homeowners. Our emergency response teams are available 24-hours a day at (310) 572-6132 to make your loss "Like it never even happened."

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