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4 Measures That Mitigate Storm Damage

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

Drywall has been soaked with water from a flood, drywall has been removed Flood cut performed in a Showboat, NV home

4 Measures That Mitigate Storm Damage

A storm can cause all kinds of damage to your home in Showboat, NV. The recovery process can be fairly straightforward, or it can involve professional techniques that only trained technicians are familiar with. Flooding presents a number of difficult challenges due to the amount of water that enters a home as well as the unclean nature of the water. These four measures might be needed to get your home back to its original condition.

1. Tear Out. This becomes necessary when a portion of the drywall has been soaked with water from a flood. It is also known as a flood cut. A professional storm mitigation company cuts out the affected drywall 12 to 18 inches above the flood line, removes the damaged material, and replaces the drywall with clean materials. In many cases, insulation that is behind the wall will also have to be replaced.
2. Water Removal. Any standing water in a home should be removed as quickly as possible. If the water is contaminated, either from sewage or flooding, it should be considered a peril to human health and should be removed by workers wearing PPE. Powerful equipment such as wet vacuums and fans are used to extract the water from your home and eliminate the source of contamination.
3. Mold Containment. If a storm has left water in a home for longer than 48 hours there is a good chance mold may already have begun to grow. Mold remediation involves identifying the presence of mold, containing it, using air filters, removing the mold and cleaning contents and belongings.
4. Restoration. The final stage of the process includes restoring any items in the home that have been damaged by the storm. This could include replacing carpeting, repairing a damaged roof, or fixing any structural issues.
Handling the aftermath of a storm or flooding requires experience and expertise. A company that has the equipment and training to deal with any disaster is Here to Help.

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