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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Mitigation

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water mitigation is the process of reducing or preventing the amount of water damage that happens after a flood or a permeating leak. It prevents additional damage by taking fast, appropriate actions. Water mitigation is normally needed after plumbing failures or when storms cause water to rush into your home. Soaked rugs, damaged walls, warped flooring and ruined furniture are only the beginning if mitigation is not engaged quickly.

Normal store-bought vacuums or companies with only carpet drying equipment cannot prevent water from wicking up walls, under baseboards and molding or into sill plates. Water will penetrate through floor coverings into subfloors, eventually causing damage to rooms below.

If internal building humidity is not controlled, undamaged objects safe from the original flood damage could be ruined as a result of absorbing moisture from the air. Structures not dried out quickly enough or properly will become a food source for mold, later causing a need for even more professional mold removal services.

Specific steps are taken to reduce property destruction, to prevent further water damage and to restore your property to its full value. SERVPRO of Alhambra works with your insurance company so you don’t have to stress.  We help you determine the details of your insurance policy and coverage concerning a major loss. Response time is crucial to preventing further damage, including mold damage. Any delay can lead to a much more costly recovery, salvage and reconstruction. Begin repairs to your home promptly following the cleanup services.  Call SERVPRO of Alhambra at 626-283- 5875 today to help you with your water mitigation needs!

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