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Is it Possible to Control Water Damage in a Property?

9/24/2020 (Permalink)

green dehu and containment barrier SERVPRO's Dehumidifiers and Skilled Technicians Can Cut, Contain, and Dry Water Damaged Los Angeles Properties, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Uses Advanced Water Mitigation Techniques to Ensure your Los Angeles Home Suffers Minimal Permanent Damage.

How can I prevent water issues from spreading?

It can be easy to spread water issues around your Los Angeles home without realizing it. Not only does water naturally migrate, but it also contains microbes that can contaminate unaffected areas of the house. SERVPRO technicians work hard to establish engineering controls when using a property with water exposure. Engineering controls may include preventing the spread of contaminants on clothing by setting up decontamination rooms. But it also includes building containment to avoid microbes from spreading from space to space. Usually, we can set up an air filtration device to remove humid air from the building and exhaust it outside.

  • Why is humidity control important in water restoration?
  • Reduces the chance of water migration
  • Limits secondary damages typically associated with water
  • Prevents microbial amplification in the affected area

How is humidity control provided in water restoration?

Rising humidity levels are essential to bringing under control when performing water mitigation in your Los Angeles home. SERVPRO technicians use thermal hygrometers to take readings from the affected area, unaffected areas of the house, and outdoor humidity levels. By comparing the results, we can set a dry goal for the affected area then use dehumidification equipment to bring down the relative humidity to an average level. It may be necessary to take several readings within a property and apply negative air pressure to prevent humidity from spreading throughout the house.

What materials may need to be removed during water mitigation?

  • Flooring including carpets and pads
  • Trim like baseboards as well as door and window trim
  • Porous construction materials like drywall

Water mitigation is a challenging task that requires expert training and equipment. Contact SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (562) 431-9400.

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