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Your Best Guide to Glendale Water Damage Remediation Decisions After an Incident

10/28/2018 (Permalink)

Wet sheetrock can quickly break down, crumble and even harbor mold. Call SERVPRO to remediate any damages after a water damage event.

Deciding Whether to Restore or Replace Your Items During Water Damage Restoration in Glendale

There are many factors we look at when drying your water damaged property. Though some may imagine that the procedures we use to restore properties are the same, it may not be true. It is necessary to understand that different homes have different contents and structural components that need different restoration procedures. For instance, the method we use to restore ceiling tiles might be completely different from what we use to restore hardwood floors. We are going at some of cleanup and drying technique we use when restoring buildings in Glendale.
Extended time may be needed when restoring the layers of sheetrock in your water damaged Glendale home. If our SERVPRO technicians do their estimations and find out that the additional time costs more than the replacement option, we may advise you to do a replacement. If we have to dry the sheetrock, then we have to monitor its progress using a penetrating moisture meter. We are careful when handling wet drywall since it is so fragile and gains stability as it becomes dry. When necessary, we can patch holes and introduce air movers to enhance air circulate and increase the rate of evaporation.
It is less costly to remove ceiling tiles when compared to drying them. Usually, water leaves the tiles with stains and also makes them bow. Acoustical tiles do not withstand moisture, so, we may advise you to replace them with other types that are more resistant to such factors. We have to remove the ceiling tiles so that air circulation can take place above the gridlines. Older ceiling tiles may contain asbestos, so, we are extra careful when handling them.
We make sure the structure is completely dry before replacing the ceiling tiles and sheetrock. If the humidity of the structure is still high, we may perform dehumidification to lower it. Introducing heaters and air movers is another way of reducing the structure’s drying time.
Choose SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale when you need highly trained and experienced technicians to clean and dry your home after a disaster. Contact us at (818) 244-6005 to learn more about our commercial and residential restoration services.

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