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A Guide to Drying Cabinets After Water Damage in Your Glendale Home.

11/16/2019 (Permalink)

A kitchen with cream colored cabinets and drawers.  SERVPRO will get your Cabinets right back after your Glendale water damage.

We know exactly what your Glendale cabinets will need after water damage.

Cabinets in a home easily sustain water damage because of their proximity to plumbing lines and water sources. An overflowing sink in your kitchen or bathroom can cause water to get trapped under the cabinets and wall cavities. Almost all materials that water touches can sustain damage and require some restoration work.

Drying the cabinets after water damage in your Glendale is essential. Not all cabinets can be salvaged, depending on the materials used to build them. If your cabinets are made from particleboard, they may not be salvageable since this material crumbles and swells when saturated with water. However, if they are made of hardwood or plywood, they can withstand water exposure and can be salvaged. It is crucial to dry the cabinets using proper techniques to prevent permanent damage. To ensure effective drying of the cabinets, you can take the following steps:

  • Remove all items from the cabinets to assess the extent of damage and be able to get rid of excess water.
  • Use towels to soak up excess water in the cabinets by wiping and drying the cabinet interiors.
  • Take off cabinet doors to allow airflow into the cabinet for faster drying. Taking off the cabinet doors can also prevent the weight of the doors from pulling on wet wood, which can cause more damage.

Drying walls and floors behind or under cabinetry is difficult. The several layers of drywall and cabinet back lengthen the time it takes to dry walls behind cabinets. Seeking help from SERVPRO water damage restoration experts is advisable. We can evaluate the extent of water damage and take the right steps to remove the water and moisture. The way cabinets are constructed also affects drying. If there is no back on cabinets, our crew can make holes in the wall so that air can circulate in the wall cavity. Similarly, if the cabinets have a back, we can make holes in the cabinet back. After drying, we patch up the holes.

We can use an air mover, such as the Dri-Eaz Velo Air Mover, to speed up the drying process and allow airflow into the cabinets. It offers multiple operating positions and is suitable for drying cabinets, floors, walls, stairways, and crawl spaces. Our technicians can also use Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers to reduce humidity to prevent mold growth, which is common after water intrusion incidents. Our SERVPRO crew can also perform a full-scale reconstruction of the affected areas, making the destruction seem, “Like it never even happened.”

If there is water damage in your Eagle Rock, Northeast Los Angeles, or Atwater Village home, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is ready to help. Contact us 24/7 at (323) 255-1000 for prompt restoration services.

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