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Where Did These Holes In My Walls Come From?

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

Storm damage mitigation caused by floodwater

Our experienced technicians here at SERVPRO Burlington/Middlebury have advanced restoration methods storm damage in your home that results in flooding.

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 to your home or business property; however, it can work in your favor in the following ways:   

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

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

It is not an unusual occurrence to have to remove 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 have to be taken down and disposed of. When this situation occurs, our technicians spend adequate time ensuring that the structure's interior is dry. The level of dryness is verified using professional monitoring equipment both during and after the drying phase of mitigation. 

 Cleaning and disinfection are critical components of the cleanup process and ensures the home gets returned for a sanitary standard for habitation. The cleaning agents we use at SERVPRO Burlington/Middlebury are professional-grade antibacterial and antimicrobial solutions, many of which are exclusive formulations.

Never hesitate to call us at SERVPRO of Burlington/Middlebury for flood damage restoration in any part of your home. Our team is available 24/7 and make sure to arrive quickly to decrease potential damage and return your home or business to its preloss condition. 

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