Drying Water Damaged Areas
Los Angeles, California
Our residential services division handles all types of emergency response and restoration work.
- Water Mitigation
- Fire Restoration
- Mold Remediation
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Trucks dispatched within 15 minutes.
Nothing is more dreadful to a homeowner than realizing that your home has suffered water damage. When this happens, we usually recommend leaving the house as soon as possible and calling in experts to handle the cleaning and restoration. Our water damage restoration unit has a rapid response time of 15 minutes, and we will get to you as soon as possible after disaster strikes, to help you start the damage restoration process. In our many years of service in water damage restoration, we have realized that most of the damage which occurs in the home is not because of the water, but because the restoration procedure was not properly followed. Here are the steps we recommend when mitigating water damage in the home.
Finding out the type of water involved
When you have removed all the furniture from the water damaged parts of the house, you have to assess and see what type of water you are dealing with. There is category one which is clean water, category 2 which is gray water and category 3 which is black water. We do not advise people to try and do the drying process for areas which have category two and three waters because it is hazardous both to themselves and other occupants of the home. If from the look for things, the stagnated water is not clean, or if it was flood water, sewage effluent and other forms of contaminated water, contact us to help with the removal and drying.
The drying process
After we have removed the water and treated the house to kill any pathogens, the rooms, doors, and windows may look dry at a first glance. However, if they still contain moisture, they stand the risk of warping, swelling, rotting and mold damage. The drying process involves dehumidification. Dehumidifiers are used to manipulate the temperatures within the house and remove the excess moisture. We have the necessary industrial equipment needed for this part of the process, and we will carefully monitor the progress using moisture meters until the house reaches acceptable dryness standards.
The drying equipment used
We use special equipment in the drying process. Many homeowners normally make the mistake of thinking that opening doors and windows is the most reliable way to dry the house after water damage. Unfortunately, in many circumstances, moisture from the environment could lead to slowing down of the drying process. The following are the tools which we use to manage the drying process.
- Industrial grade dehumidifiers which we use to remove excess moisture from the walls, doors, and windows, and restore normal dryness.
- High speed air movers which we use to encourage faster evaporation of water from your upholstery such as carpets, seats, and curtains.
Monitoring the drying process
Another reason to involve professionals like us in water removal and drying process is that we will constantly monitor the floors and the walls to ensure the drying process is carried out as anticipated. The aim of monitoring the progress in drying is to ensure that no moisture remains as it could lead to formation of mold.
When the drying process is complete, we will move to the next step of the restoration process which is repair and cleaning. We carry out all these processes in a very professional manner to make sure the structural integrity of the house is maintained after water damage restoration. Contact us if you need help drying your water damaged home and getting back to its state before the damage.
>> Next Step: Sanitizing The Area
Emergency Services include the following:
The process of removing water from a dwelling to stop the destructive processes of rotting of wood, mold growth, rusting of steel, de-laminating of materials, warping of plywood etc.
The process of removing burned structural components such as walls, ceilings, floor coverings, etc. Including the inspection of the structural framing to assure everything is safe.
The process of removing, cleaning, sanitizing, or other treatment, including preventive work, of mold or mold-contaminated matter that was not intentionally grown at that location.
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