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Contact A Professional Restoration Company For Water Removal In Your Los Angeles Home

8/4/2021 (Permalink)

water covering the tile floor of a kitchen Has your family home been affected by recent flooding? Team SERVPRO can help with water removal equipment and certified technicians.

Water Removal After an Appliance Malfunction

A flooded home here in California usually results from failing appliances or a damaged water line. Often, many people try to remove it with a Wet-Vac from their garage and then let everything dry by opening all the windows and putting wet furniture and other property outside in the sun. Doing this is never a good idea and leads to additional problems with water or even mold.

Water removal in Los Angeles can mean pumping out a flooded basement in a home with ruptured plumbing or extracting water from the carpets after the dishwasher failed to drain correctly. SERVPRO has the experience and training to handle these situations and hundreds more.

Water Removal Services

When there is standing water deeper than two inches, our technicians start with commercial-grade pumps. If the power is out, we maintain a set of generators and generator trucks to ensure continuous electrical support. Once the water is brought down, or if the amount is less than two inches, we bring in smaller water extractors to draw out the water trapped between floorboards or in carpets and carpet pads.

Next, we use moisture meters to determine if water has penetrated the drywall or other structural property. We establish air movers to blow warm air across the surface to force out the moisture. To complement the air movers, technicians also set up dehumidifiers in every room where the surrounding air has tested high. These devices draw moisture directly from the air at a rate of over 20 gallons per day, depending on the humidity and size of the dehumidifier.

As the air is drying out, technicians examine the carpets and floors for remaining water. We remove the carpet pads and dispose of them, then use the water extraction wands to remove any remaining moisture underneath. Once completed, we set up more air movers to dry out the surface before laying down a new pad and stretching the carpet back in place.

One of the most essential factors in removing water from your home is speed. At SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park, we maintain a 24-hour response team to ensure we arrive and begin working as quickly as possible. If you need our services, call us today at (213) 628-2000 to start.

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