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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration


10/24/2022 (Permalink)

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A plumbing leak or other water intrusion leaves you wet walls. Do wall have to removed and replaced?

A few inches of water infiltration along the floor can seep into the walls, leading to extensive water damage. Drying damp walls immediately is critical in order to avoid structural damage and mold growth. Property owners have option to dry out the walls themselves or call professional water damage restoration.

Traditional methods of restoration involved removing wet drywall material and replacing it. Today there is technology that allows SERVPRO of Ventura to save walls by drying them, which can significantly reduce restoration cost. They have an arsenal of instruments that enables them to make decisions based on facts, not history or habit and equipment and procedures to accomplish the task.

Factors to Consider and Steps Involved

When floodwater or sewage have entered the house – or when structural integrity has been compromised. IN most cases, saving a wall is possible when a skilled restorer such as SERVPRO of Ventura uses appropriate techniques.

A vapor barrier is effective in drying walls. It impedes the evaporation of moisture from walls or other materials. Removing the outer vapor barrier or perforating gloss paint expedited the drying process.

Drying can be accelerated by drilling small holes along the bottom of the walls and ventilating the small cavity, greatly reducing drying time. When drying is complete, holes are patched or covered by baseboard. The process described above is faster and less expensive than removing and replacing walls.

 If you need commercial or residential water damage repair, give us a call today. Contact SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

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