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Why Does SERVPRO Use Chemicals for Water Damaged Houses in Los Angeles?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

biohazardous spraying man in tyvek suit SERVPRO Provides safe cleanup and disinfecting after flooding or other events in your Los Angeles property

Homes Needing Restoration Often Face Hazards at the Microscopic Level

When flooding happens, or a toilet or sink overflows, water carries contaminants into your home’s living area. Drying a home in Los Angeles with water damage is not enough in these situations. We also need to destroy as much of the microbial population as possible that is now existing in your residence. We often use spraying and fogging, as these methods ensure an even application, and the fine mist can penetrate tiny areas.

Which kind of spray might my home need?

SERVPRO’s water damage technicians (WRT) might use more than one type of chemical inside your Los Angeles home. Dirty water often contains contaminants that can cause health effects. Because of the more direct air currents, we might not need to spray an antifungal to prevent mold on your kitchen floor while we recommend the same treatment for the area below your home. Some of the sprays that we use include
•    EPA-registered disinfectant sprays (which kill pathogens on contact or shortly thereafter),
•    antifungal sprays (that shrink around microbes like mold and its spores, leaving them encapsulated),
•    cleaning agents that help loosen soil and debris, and
•    deodorizing agents (that combat odor by binding with odor-producing substances at the molecular level.)

Do I have options regarding the sprays used inside my house?

Yes! We use several different types of chemicals, including those for families with sensitive individuals or those who want a greener experience. Just ask about this, and we can provide you with technical information sheets on each (MSDS), as well as the benefits and drawbacks of each option you are interested in us using.

SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park wants to be your go-to restoration team, for water damage, as well as other disasters that happen unexpectedly. Call us at (213) 628-2000 for certified professionals who can make your home “Like it never even happened.”

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