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How SERVPRO Removes Water from Hidden Cavities Inside Your Los Gatos Home

9/30/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Injecti-Dry equipment drying inside of walls We drilled holes into the baseboard and used our InjectiDry System to remove water collecting inside the wall cavity.

Why SERVPRO Tops the List for Water Removal in Los Gatos 

One of the most common reasons a Los Gatos homeowner calls us for assistance is an appliance malfunction or a supply line break. Seemingly simple, these routine mishaps can change from an inconvenience to a disaster if not mitigated and remediated immediately and professionally. If the leak occurs while you are away at work or overnight hundreds of gallons of water can flow across your floors and seep into building cavities and down steps and walls. 

Water Location and Moisture Levels Are Key 

Ironically the original site of the incursion might need little in the way of water removal. Your Los Gatos home has many recesses where water migrates. Our team needs to employ sensitive moisture meters and infrared imaging technology to locate hidden caches of standing water and elevated levels of moisture in structural components. We also test the moisture levels of unaffected building materials in other spaces in your home to help establish drying goals. Proficiency in these procedures is why homeowners reach out to our professionals. 

Residential Properties Trap Moisture in Many Places 

When our crews discover water migrated into cabinets, behind walls, under floors, or in ceilings, we know we cannot wait for the moisture to drain or dry on its own. Water is corrosive, progressively damaging to most building materials. Moisture that lingers more than 24 to 48 hours also exposes a structure to a significant risk of mold growth and damage.

Controlled Demolition Assists Mitigation

Creating access for water extraction and efficient structural drying can require removal or modification of some building materials. Terms like flood cuts and weep holes describe ways our crew members open areas and devise strategies to release water and permit warm air to promote drying. SERVPRO technicians have the training and experience to cut away sections of drywall and drill holes in bulging ceiling tiles, paint or wallpaper, or mortar joints. These expertly performed tasks cause minimal damage that is straightforward for us to help you arrange to restore after water removal and drying completes. 

Training and experience are why SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno delivers successful and consistent water removal and drying services. Call (408) 600-2020 for a reliable response.

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