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Why Cleaning Structural Components After Water Damage in Los Alamitos Is Key

3/10/2022 (Permalink)

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Let SERVPRO Tackle Water Damage in Your Los Alamitos Home

There is a need for remediation services after experiencing water damage. The primary goal is to choose appropriate procedures to allow the materials to dry. If there is any form of contamination, there is a need to deodorize and perform other remedial processes to put the situation under control. In this article, we will bring to your attention some of the procedures we perform to remediate your Los Alamitos home. 

When our SERVPRO technicians are working to address water damage in Los Alamitos, we access hidden areas like crawl spaces, ceiling, and wall cavities to determine the degree of the destruction. We dispose of ceiling tiles within 24 -48 hours from when water intrusion took place. We only retain them if the source of moisture is clean and it just got into contact with a small steam or water leak. 

Our SERVPRO technicians also remove insulation and drywall within 24 hours. To investigate the extent of the damage, we use a moisture meter. In most cases, mineral wool, cellulose, and wet fiberglass lose part of their insulation capabilities and appear to compress. Where necessary, we can decontaminate foam insulation through cleaning and drying, and after that, we apply a bleach detergent. 

We dry lathe and plaster before minerals, typically present in the wall leaches, form white patches. If it were a black or gray water source, we would evaluate the degree of contamination and physical damage. In cases of penetration, removal is necessary. Otherwise, we use a biocide or a disinfectant to clean the area. The same applies when we are dealing with concrete floors and wall paneling. 

There is a need to remove debris and excess water from the structure, and to do this, we perform wet vacuuming. If we need to clean and dry content, a HEPA-filtered vacuum is an option. The good thing about this process is that there are no chances of fungal spores getting dispersed during collection since the filtration system is so efficient. We then put the particles in sealable plastic bags and dispose of them.

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At SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. That is why we have established ourselves as leaders in the restoration industry. Call us at (714) 236-9599 at any time of the day and leave everything to us. 

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