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After Fluid Removal, Who Helps Repair the Damage Water Did in My Falmouth House?

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged room; SERVPRO drying equipment being used; flood cuts on drywall to enable drying Sometimes flood cuts in the drywall are necessary to dry water damaged homes.

Skilled Extraction and Structural Drying Sets the Stage When SERVPRO Completes Water Damage Repair in Falmouth  

Water is incredibly corrosive to a wide range of conventional building materials in your Falmouth dwelling. Even if we remove the liquid water and promptly absorb moisture, some structural components might need repair, replacement, or rebuilding if the damage is severe enough. Hiring a firm that provides a full spectrum of restoration services streamlines the project and saves you from the necessity of finding more than one contractor. 

What Kinds of Structural Repairs Should I Look for After a Water Loss? 

The list of water damage repairs for your Falmouth home is somewhat predictable for our experienced crews, but we are always open to the unexpected. We see the effects of water incursions frequently, if not daily, and have a robust range of strategies to mitigate and remediate the affected areas in anticipation of any rebuilding needed. Damaged highly hygroscopic (quick to absorb water) materials might include: 

  • Drywall
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Unfaced insulation
  • Particleboard 

Do Hygroscopic Materials Always Need Repairs and Replacing? 

Some materials with a high permeance factor can survive a brief soaking if water cleanup and focused drying are immediate. Few scenarios exhibit this “perfect” response, and instead, SERVPRO crews assess and plan an intervention for irreparable damage. Crumbled gypsum wallboard needs replacement, as do bulging ceiling materials threatening a loss of structural integrity. Particleboard can warp, dislodging the materials it underlies. Wet insulation packs down, no longer able to deliver the desired R-value. Controlled demolition choices such as flood cuts also require repair. 

Who Completes the Water Damage Repair?  

Although some disaster response companies stop short after water removal and drying, our team provides wrap-around build-back services. We have four decades of construction experience and a dedicated rebuilding division and are confident we can manage your water damage repair start to finish.     

Count on SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands to mitigate, remediate, and restore the water damage in your home. Call (508) 888-5985 for rapid response and reliable repairs.

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