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Are You Making These Storm Damage Remediation Mistakes in Glendale?

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

garage tool bench Flooding in any part of your home can damage contents and structure. Call SERVPRO if the garage work area or other part of your home has flood damage.

Rapid-Response Teams Clean Flood Damage in a Glendale Home

If you or a loved one loves to tinker with cars or keep a workbench in the garage, it can be easy to build up an extensive collection of valuable and practical tools and materials for your projects. However, all it takes is one flood to cause extensive damage to these items and cause tens of thousands of dollars of damage to the garage itself. Without thorough mitigation, your garage can become host to mold and other contaminants that may cause health effects.

If your Glendale home requires flood damage mitigation, You can count on your local SERVPRO to get the job done right. These IICRC-certified technicians are dedicated to minimizing loss from floods by restoring structures quickly and efficiently. Better still, these professionals use software and extensive documentation to help you file claims that are as thorough as possible.

Minimize Garage Flooding in Your Home

  • Fix cracks in your foundation and install weatherstripping. Even small cracks in the foundation can allow water to pool in your garage. They can be sealed with vinyl patches or waterproof paint. Weatherstripping minimizes gaps between your garage door in the floor and creates a tight seal.
  • Implement flood barriers. Sandbags are an effective method for minimizing ongoing flooding by redirecting water toward the street. While they cannot fix flooding, they can give you more time to take action during a disaster.
  • Invest in better drainage. During flooding, gutters and street drains can overflow, leaving your yard and home at risk of flooding. Consider adding a trench drain in front of your garage or along the driveway to redirect water away from your home.
  • Use overhead storage. To protect your tools and appliances from damage during a flood, keep storage high off the ground. Overhead racks also allow you more room for parking.

How SERVPRO Mitigates Flood Damage

After extracting floodwaters from your garage and disinfecting the area as thoroughly as possible, technicians can use centrifugal air movers and industrial-grade dehumidifiers to dry structural materials and contents. Removal of some structural elements, such as flood-damaged insulation, may be necessary to promote safe and effective drying and improve air circulation in exterior walls.

Technicians can then use low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers, which pass air pulled from air movers through refrigerated coils, which causes the air to condense into water that can then be collected and removed from the space.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is a crew that you can count on to be Faster to Any Size Disaster. If your home needs cleanup that can start quickly, call (323) 255-1000.

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