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What Are the Holes in Walls for During Floodwater Cleanup?

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment being used on hardwood flooring. No matter the location of the water damage in your home, SERVPRO is ready to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Technicians Have the Advanced Restoration Service Methods to Turn Around Flood loss in Your Wrightsville Beach Home

During floodwater cleanup in your home, it is not uncommon to see little holes drilled side by side down walls. These are known as "weep holes," and they perform the dual functions of encouraging drainage and allowing for more significant airflow. In some cases, this early action can assist in saving the sheetrock from additional damage.    

What Does Controlled Demolition Look Like During Flood Damage Restoration Services?    

The term "controlled demolition" may sound too destructive to get associated with flood damage restoration in your Wrightsville Beach property; however, it can work in your favor in the following ways:   

 Sheetrock with flood cuts can save entire portions of a wall, so the whole area does not need to come down

  • Techs determine the areas of loss using their equipment and remove flooring as required for drying
  • On a case by case basis, hardwood floorboards can get dried and reinstalled saving the homeowner the cost of replacement

Other things that may need to happen are removing carpet and padding that took on too much water. In cases where the sheetrock absorbed moisture and began to deteriorate, entire portions of wall or ceilings may require taking down and disposal. When this situation occurs, the techs spend time ensuring that the structure's interior is dry and verify it through the use of their monitoring equipment during and after the drying phase of mitigation. 

 Cleaning and disinfection is a essential part of the cleanup process and ensures the home gets returned for a sanitary standard for habitation. The cleaning agents SERVPRO relies upon including professional-grade antibacterial and antimicrobial solutions, many of which are exclusive formulations. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

 Call SERVPRO of New Hanover at (910) 762-8180 for flood damage restoration in any part of your home. Our team is available 24/7 and arrive quickly to return your home to its preloss condition. 

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