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Why Does Drywall and Insulation in the Walls in Wilmington Need to be Replaced?

10/18/2020 (Permalink)

flooded living room with furniture and items floating around If you think you have gotten all of the water out of your home, you could be mistaken. Contact SERVPRO for professional remediation services.

The Ultimate Deal on Wilmington Flood Damage Remediation

Flooding of homes in Wilmington can cause a great deal of damage in a matter of minutes, not only bringing water into homes but also toxic chemicals and biohazards. If the floodwaters recede quickly many clients ask why flood cuts in the drywall are needed and why the insulation inside the outer walls must be replaced?

SERVPRO has been serving the community of Wilmington and surrounding areas for over 20 years, providing flood damage restoration, working on fire, storm, and water damage from leaks and overflows. Our team has extensive experience and training we bring to every emergency.

Water quickly penetrates porous materials such as drywall, insulation, and particle board commonly used in cupboards.

  • Water absorption causes these materials to swell, and they cannot be repaired.
  • If water is allowed to remain longer than 24 to 48 hours, hardwood floors can absorb moisture and begin to swell and warp.
  • Mold colonies may also start to form.

These materials must be replaced in addition to thoroughly drying your home and returning humidity levels to normal ranges.

Can Clients Remain in Their Homes During Restoration?

Many clients would prefer to remain in their homes. They are concerned about their belongings and probably feel more comfortable at home. Every situation is different. If living areas have been flooded, the combination of the damage, high moisture levels, and the repairs needed may make it impossible for clients to remain in their homes.

Even with minor damage, the drying equipment can be noisy and must run continuously until all moisture has been removed. Daily monitoring is also usually needed by insurance companies to justify insurance claims. If restoration is necessary for:

  • Bathrooms,
  • Bedrooms or
  • Kitchen areas,

Most clients find it is more comfortable making alternate living arrangements. SERVPRO suggests that clients check with their insurance company regarding coverage for these situations.

Call SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington (302) 762-8080 to help with flood damage to your home.

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