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Why Is Professional Water Removal and Associated Services in My Palmdale Home Essential to Its Structural Integrity?

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO products on a shelf The SERVPRO water damage technicians utilize the best products available to restore your water damaged Palmdale home--"Like it never even happened."

The Full-Spectrum of Services Needed Before and After Water Removal is Why SERVPRO Begins with an Expert Assessment and Concludes with Necessary Rebuilding of Your Palmdale Home

When water invades your Palmdale abode, everything is in disarray. Floors are slippery, and carpeting is wet, sometimes on several levels, if the water invaded from above. Walls can bow out, and ceilings can bulge if water hides inside building cavities. The water sources can be broken plumbing or appliances, improperly installed or maintained tubs and other fixtures, or broken down gutters and downspouts. A prompt and comprehensive response is critical because water begins its damage to building materials and contents within minutes. The harm can expand to secondary concerns like mold damage if neglected for even a day or two.

Are Disaster Restoration Firms All the Same? How Can I Decide Which Company Offers What I Really Need?

Insist that the firm you hire for Palmdale water removal is fully certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The premier level of expertise the IICRC develops in firms committed to training their workers in international standards for mitigation, remediation, and restoration is why we choose this educational route for our team. Every underlying standard mastered is based on science, demonstrated by the successful outcomes our trained and certified Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) deliver.

Can You Share Examples of the Difference Highly Trained Technicians Make?

An incredibly challenging component of successful water removal is the understanding of the tendency of moisture to migrate. You might believe the water plaguing your home is not a current problem because it is no longer visible to the naked eye. Development of skill in locating seemingly "disappeared" water is why SERVPRO is sold on the training and experience we cultivate for our workers. Water seeps into cracks and crevices, and wicks into highly permeable materials like drywall and insulation. Without tracing and tracking of the fluids, damage accelerates. This leads to significant issues such as:

  • Swelling, weakening, and distortion of wooden supports, including framing and subfloors
  • Cupping and crowning, and occasional buckling, of hardwood
  • Corrosion of metal clasps, nails, screws, and other fasteners, threatening the integrity of the structure
  • Packing down and loss of R factor in insulation
  • Crumbling of building materials used in walls and ceilings
  • Regeneration of mold spores leading to multiplication of mold colonies

How Do IICRC-Trained Technicians Locate the Water for Removal?

A visual inspection offers the following clues:

  • Distortion of ceilings and walls
  • Blistered-looking paint and loose wallpaper
  • Wavy planks or strips of hardwood
  • Broken or dislodged ceramic tiles
  • Sticking drawers and doors in cabinets

We are also on alert if we smell wet wood or a musty scent that often signals mold growth.

What Other Techniques Are Used Beyond the "Senses?"

Although an experienced crew chief or member can locate many wet areas, water can hide deep inside cavities in your home. To sketch out the perimeter of water incursion and measure the absorption levels, our certified workers employ moisture detectors and meters, as well as infrared imaging cameras.

Now That the Water Is Found, How Do Professionals Remove It from a Structure?

Trapped water requires adaptations to the typical pump, extract, and dry protocols. Our firm's construction division comes to the rescue by assisting with strategic, controlled demolition to release the water and open spaces for more efficient drying. Some or all of the following help us in the goal of eradicating liquid water before moving on to drying out the wet areas:

  • Holes drilled or punched into drywall or ceiling tiles
  • Prying off of beadboard or baseboards to cut holes or slots
  • Sawing "flood cuts" that remove stud to stud portions of wall materials a few inches above the waterline

Got Holes? Can I Rely on the Construction Crew to Build Back?  

We appreciate the opportunity to reduce your stress by managing any repairs, materials replacement, and rehabbing to return your dwelling to "Like it never even happened." Our mission to provide wrap-around restoration services is why we promote the use of our construction workers at various points in the water removal project. Avoid becoming your own general contractor by using our streamlined system that resolves all water removal issues through our full-spectrum and service team of talented technicians.

Our goal is to develop restoration crews who are among the most highly qualified in the industry. This is why SERVPRO of Palmdale North earns the respect and confidence of our residential customers. Call (661) 526-3649 for turnkey water removal and restoration services from our multi-talented and certified team.

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