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After A Flood In Your Bel Air Home Proper Debris Removal And Cleanup Is Crucial

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

Our experts have the expertise and advanced equipment to make the damage appear “Like it never even happened.”

Flood Damage In Your Bel Air Home Necessitates Proper Debris Removal And Cleanup

A period of heavy rainfall in the Bel Air area can trigger flooding that can devastate homes, especially if the drainage systems are insufficient. The paved roads, parking areas, and driveways in cities often worsen flooding because the surrounding soil cannot absorb the water. Although surface water is usually only a few inches deep, it may cause significant property damage.

When dealing with flood damage in your Bel Air residence, it is essential to call the flood remediation specialists at SERVPRO. We respond to emergencies promptly and can be at your home within an hour of receiving your call. Our technicians can assess the destruction and start the cleanup process.

One vital aspect of the flood damage restoration process is clearing debris from your property. Floodwater can bring different types of debris into your home, including sand, mud pieces of destroyed building materials, gravel, household items, leaves, and other wreckage. We can remove the debris safely even if it contains hazardous substances that require special care. Our technicians can get the items in a house out of the way in order to take other measures. We can move the salvageable items temporarily, place them in one of the rooms and dry them in place, or take them to our facilities to complete the cleaning, drying, and restoration process. If the water has ruined porous items like carpet and upholstered furniture, our technicians can remove and discard them.

If your property has standing water, our technicians can extract it using portable pumps. We spend enough time extracting the water since this minimizes the drying time considerably. Our experts extract as much water as possible from a structure, so we do not have to remove much of it using dehumidifiers. The greatest challenge when drying a house is digging further to know where gravity has sent water or moisture beneath the surface. Water travels through porous or semi-porous surfaces like through walls, into cabinets and under subfloors.

If you do not remove the water or moisture, it can ruin the structures further or cause mold infestation. Our Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASDs) can use sophisticated moisture detecting equipment like thermal imaging cameras to check for moisture in your house. These cameras show temperature changes in that the dry and damp areas appear as different colors. Although thermal imaging cameras cannot determine the moisture content in surfaces, they enable our SERVPRO technicians to show you the wet areas and where we need to focus our drying efforts. Our specialists use dehumidifiers and air movers to dry a house and its contents thoroughly. We change the location of air movers to ensure that drying occurs evenly.

If your residential property in West Hollywood, Spaulding Square or Melrose District has flooded, call SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood at (310) 572-6132 for flood debris removal and cleanup services. Our experts have the expertise and advanced equipment to make the damage appear “Like it never even happened.”

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