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How Crucial Is Water Cleanup in Seal Beach Properties?

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech removing water from hardwood floor; SERVPRO restoration equipment seen on tile Water damage happens. SERVPRO's water cleanup services can quickly remove any water.

SERVPRO Uses Cleanup as a Tool for Restorative and Protective Purposes

Water leaks may not seem that serious, especially when they involve clean water. You might only factor in the extraction processes and drying of wet areas. However, thoroughly cleaning up your Seal Beach property is essential and can help address many unexpected issues, including deterioration of materials.

The need for water cleanup in your Seal Beach home likely arises because of the spilled water's interaction with the local materials. A professional restorer like SERVPRO readily understands how different content and structural materials react after water exposure. Therefore, we can advise you on the expected cleaning tasks.

Some of the materials that can develop issues include:

  • Resilient tiles that develop white or chalky residue
  • Ceramic tiles which change along grout lines
  • Concrete which flakes or blisters
  • Fabrics that bleed or develop patches

The different effects on materials can be attributed to various things, including trace minerals left on the surfaces after a material absorbs water. This problem is common in porous materials like concrete. The reactions from a material interacting with water can also cause problems. Stains and patches on fabrics are typical examples of such issues. 

Although water cleanup may sound like something done after the problem has already developed, SERVPRO professionals can also do it preemptively. For instance, when dealing with concrete surfaces, we fast-track water extraction to limit the amount absorbed by the material. After extraction, we rinse the surface and perform controlled drying, such as directing airflow with air movers over the area. That limits any chances of mineral deposits, flaking or blistering.

For other materials such as fabrics, powerful cleaning techniques are necessary to remove any soils or residues that might adhere to the fibers leaving patches or stains. The cleaning approach must also be gentle to prevent physical damage to the material. 

SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress understands the varied nature of water cleanup and tailors it to match the conditions in your property. You can reach us at (714) 236-9599 when you need assistance. 

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