Water damage to your Los Gatos home.
Removing Water from Unexpected Places in your Los Gatos home.
When a water line breaks, or a pipe bursts, you are often left with removing water from your home. It seems easy enough to get rid of excess water, but moisture has a way of hiding throughout your home in unexpected places. Excess water can hide behind baseboards, in cabinets, and even under flooring. Excess moisture hanging in the air of your home can also lead to secondary damage.
Water removal in your Los Gatos home won't be as complicated if you use a professional service. SERVPRO technicians are experts in removing water and moisture from any home and are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Disasters don't always happen during business hours, and time is of the essence when you are removing water in your home. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
While you wait for the professionals at SERVPRO to arrive, you can try to remove as much water as possible from the spill site. Blotting with old towels or rags can remove some of the water to help reduce the risk of additional damage. If you have air conditioning, turn it on to keep air circulating through the home. You can also move any valuables or electrical cords off the floor to prevent more damage. While doing this, be sure to wear gloves. Even if the water looks clean, it could have contamination with bacteria or dangerous sludge.
When the SERVPRO technicians arrive, they begin to extract the water by making as many passes over the impacted area as it takes to dry out the flooring in your home. After they remove the maximum amount of water, they use air movers to direct air toward places where water could hide. The air moves at such a high velocity that it enhances quick evaporation. At the same time, the technicians set up industrial-strength dehumidifiers to take away excess moisture.
With the combined effort of the air movers and dehumidifiers, air circulates throughout the room and decreases the humidity levels. The humidity levels need to be below 50% to ensure there are no issues after the cleanup, such as mold infestations or foul odors.
If your home needs water removal in Los Gatos, contact SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno for prompt help at (408) 600-2020. We make it, "Like it never even happened."
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