When Leaking Pipes in Oxnard Homes Causes Water Damaged Walls
Water Removal Oxnard – Moisture Damage to Walls
Almost all of the plumbing in your home is behind walls, in the ceiling, or even under the floor. Occasionally the water pipes spring a pin-sized hole, which allows a fine spray of water to soak everything in the immediate vicinity. Vapor barriers can sometimes prevent the leak from being noticed until water leaks from behind walls or ceilings.
SERVPRO provides water removal and repairs in the Oxnard area 24/7 and can be onsite in less than four hours. We understand that by arriving onsite quickly, we can control the amount of damage and reduce the secondary damage from high moisture situations.
What are Vapor Barriers
Homebuilders install vapor barriers while your home is to prevent moisture from passing through the wall. Vapor barriers protect your home from moisture and reduce the chances of mold in your home. Typically, a moisture barrier is made of 6 mils plastic sheeting.
Sometimes, consumers inadvertently add vapor barriers. For example, vinyl wallpaper, which is common in many homes, acts as a vapor barrier. Many people prefer to use semi-gloss, gloss, and enamel paint in their homes. This quality of paint is durable, can be washed, and acts as a vapor retardant.
Why Must An Entire Wall be Replaced?
Often, homeowners are surprised to learn that an entire wall needs replacing when there is a leak in a pipe inside the wall. The wallboard is highly absorbent, soaking up water quickly. The outside surface, which covered with vinyl wallpaper or vapor retardant paint, may not have allowed early detection of the leak. Yet the wall is entirely soaked and must be replaced.
SERVPRO has a variety of moisture sensors we use to detect hidden areas of moisture. We can also complete all repairs after removing water damaged walls or flooring materials and drying your home. Our Contractor Licenses: General: 892710, California State License Board (CSLB): 892710, allow us to help the customer recover from water damage events quickly with temporary and permeant reconstruction repairs to your home.
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