Restoring Your Home Following Major Water Damage

5 October 2022
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Significant water damage can be a serious event for your home to experience. Unfortunately, this water damage can have the ability to create major complications for the house, and it is necessary for homeowners to have an informed understanding of the types of damage that they may expect their property to experience following this type of incident. 

Floor Damage

The floors of the home can be one of the surfaces that will be the most likely to suffer significant damage after flooding occurs. For wood floors, a person may assume that rot is the most common damage. However, rot may be avoided if the floors are professionally dried immediately after the flooding occurs. Unfortunately, warping can be a very common issue for wood floors to experience due to the panels swelling in size as they absorb water. This can lead to the floors developing bumps or gaps in them. In the event that this type of damage occurs, the flooring panels will have to be replaced to restore the appearance, quality, and overall condition of the floors.

Mold Growth

The water that floods the home will be able to seep deep into crevices and other areas that can be difficult to clean. If this occurs, large mold colonies can establish themselves, which may cause further complications for the property, as well as potentially spread throughout the structure. The risk of a mold issue developing can be mitigated by having professional services dry and sanitize the home as part of the restoration process. If this is done quickly, it may be possible to prevent the initial mold colony from establishing itself. To this end, water disaster restoration specialists will provide clients with rapid response times so that the risk of mold can be fully mitigated.

Damage To Drywall

The drywall in your home is another part of the structure that will be extremely vulnerable to suffering significant water damage. Unfortunately, drywall can easily be damaged to the point where it may have to be replaced in order to restore the property. However, if the damage to the drywall is largely limited to staining, it may be possible for a restoration service to correct it without needing to replace large sections of the drywall. During the initial damage assessment, the water disaster restoration specialists will perform a thorough assessment to determine whether or not the drywall can be repaired. While replacing can be a more expensive and involved repair, it will have the benefit of eliminating both the structural issues that may have occurred as well as the risk of mold growing deep inside the drywall.

Contact a local water disaster restoration technician to learn more.