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The Ultimate Guide to Water Damage Remediation in Your Bel Air Residence

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Pipe bursts can wreak havoc on your home. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Reasons Why Water Removal from Your Bel Air Home is Not a DIY Project

When water damage happens in your home, it can feel overwhelming. The sooner the cleanup begins, the more potential for saving both building materials and contents.

SERVPRO answered a call from a homeowner in Bel Air for emergency water removal from a pipe burst late at night. Because we are available 24-hours, our technicians arrived a short time after the call to begin mitigation of the water loss.

We bring all the equipment we need to job sites, so there are no delays in remediation efforts. The longer water is in contact with carpet and padding, building materials or contents-the more damage it is doing. It is crucial to locate all areas in the property the water has migrated into.

Without proper removal of the water, it sets the property up for additional issues such as mold growth and foul odors.

Our SERVPRO technicians have specialized equipment for extraction. Portable pumps are a fast and efficient way to remove water, and when needed, we add weighted extraction that pushes down on carpeting and forces water out of the padding to the surface. When large areas of floor space are affected by water, our stand-on Rover units are ideal. They are highly maneuverable and use the weight of the technician operating it to push water up and out of carpeting or other floorings.

In the case of a pipe burst, often we find evidence of a long term leaking with softened sheetrock from exposure to water. Depending on the level of damage, the technicians usually either drill weep holes to allow for both the drainage of water and additional airflow for drying, or they may cut away the damaged sheetrock using a technique called "flood cuts."

In most cases, ordinary household fans do not emit enough airflow to adequately a space after a water intrusion. We use air movers, and they are the final step in water removal efforts. The high-velocity air blows across surfaces with deeply embedded water and the force of the air causes the water vapor to rise, and then our dehumidifying equipment ports it away.  

At the first sign you need water removal, call SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood at (310) 572-6132. Whether it is one room or your entire property, we are available 24/7, and We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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