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Water Damage in Your Winnetka Apartment Building Can Harm Your Personal Belongings

8/17/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO helps those in our community protect their property from all kinds of water damage.

Water Damage in Your Apartment Building

Apartment homes come with both benefits and drawbacks. What tenants do inside their own abodes can sometimes affect other Winnetka residents. Because water spreads so quickly, if another tenant's tub overflows, it can also pose problems for you.

It won't be possible for you to prevent your belongings in your apartment from becoming affected by water damage in Winnetka when the water comes from another apartment. Invading water can sneak in slowly, under walls, and up through carpeting. Furniture legs or frames pressing down on the carpet can absorb considerable water. If made of particle board, this can quickly swell and warp the finish.

While water damage to furniture can become costly, damage to the belongings inside can pose even more significant hardships. We at SERVPRO can help by helping you pack up these items and then move them to a safe and dry location, either in another room, unaffected by the water, or at our warehouse. We can protect any damaged items similarly.

However, sometimes water on surfaces that invades your living area can come in so much that the air also becomes saturated. This can damage items you may not have considered at risk when you became aware of the problem. Secondary water damage can include mildew spotting of fabric wall hangings, curtains, and bedspreads. Canopied beds can also develop this same problem. But no worries! We can launder these more substantial items, including rugs and fabric shower curtains.

If elevated water levels seem likely in your dwelling's future, we can install an energy-efficient and low-maintenance dehumidifier to help prevent future damage from affecting your belongings. We can discuss this and other options while you live in an apartment setting.

SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills helps those in our community protect their property from all kinds of water damage. Events such as these can create problems for months to come if not mitigated promptly and correctly. Call us at (818) 998-1500 to find out how we can help you save your belongings from the damaging effects of water.

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