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How Can You Tell if Water is Trapped in Your Canoga Park Home?

11/5/2021 (Permalink)

When excess water gets trapped in your walls, damage quickly ensues. Contact SERVPRO to detect and remediate water damage in your home.

Removing Trapped Moisture is Vital to Prevent Losses Like Mold Growth in Canoga Park Properties

Trapped and bound water in your house can ultimately deteriorate hosting building elements and contents. We must respond and react quickly where absorbed moisture is believed to be to prevent this degradation and secondary effects like microbial growth. Restoring the property to its original condition means appreciating where focused drying attention is necessary.

Moisture Detection Tools and Equipment

Identifying where moisture damage exists when we first arrive can be among the vital mitigation steps that improve water restoration in Canoga Park homes. As challenging as trapped moisture can ultimately be, a combination of devices must get used to track the presence of damp pockets and migrating water like thermal imagery, surface meters, and probing moisture detectors.

Flood Cuts and Controlled Demolition

Providing access to the damaged areas of a house can be crucial to improving the restorability of materials. Our general contractor license allows us to complete a range of controlled demolition actions, including flood cuts. Removing several inches of water-damaged drywall and baseboard trim allows for access with our special cavity-drying tools.

Special Equipment for Drying Structural Cavities

While we can drill holes in the drywall behind baseboards for access with special drying equipment, more widespread threats are better overcome by using a combination of powerful drying tools. These promote evaporation and humidity regulation in damaged structural cavities where damp materials exist. Some of the equipment used here includes:

  • Positive pressure systems
  • Negative pressure systems
  • Low-profile centrifugal air movers
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers

Whether water damage reaches structural cavities like wall systems, flooring systems, or ceilings, our professionals need to work fast to overcome these concerns. Our SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills has several drying tools and mitigating strategies to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (818) 998-1500.

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