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Can Flood Damage Be Removed from Walls of Malden Homes?

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

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Wall Assemblies in Malden Homes can Deal with Standing Flood Water and Damage and Require Removal. 

Flood damage can be a remarkably destructive series of effects on a property, especially an impact on structural elements. Floodwater exposure to wall systems can compromise materials and cause a greater need for tear-out and reconstruction. Our SERVPRO team works fast to mitigate loss and protect wet materials after flood damage. 

Identifying the Damage

Flood damage in Malden homes can point to many problems resulting almost immediately after water exposure. It is necessary to track the movement of floodwater in the house to establish needed drying as soon as possible. We identify damage with:

  • Moisture meters
  • Thermal imagery
  • Physical damage on surface materials

Draining Trapped Water 

Especially in exterior wall systems, prolonged exposure when standing water exists can ruin plywood and veneer materials as well as the traditional assemblies towards the interior. Weep holes drilled behind the baseboard promote air movement and drain outstanding water. 

Removing Contaminated Materials

A threat of flood damage compromises the entire house with exposure to potentially contaminated water. Intruding flood conditions welcome decaying matter and biohazardous substances like sewage into the residence through drains or structural openings. This can lead to a need for demolition or thorough disinfection cleaning of non-porous building materials. 

Drying and Reconstruction Services

Once contaminated and damaged materials have been removed, permanent framing of the household that is mildly impacted by water damage can be dried and cleaned. We must also dry the structural cavity now exposed to replace surface materials like drywall, insulation, and wood. 

Because of how rapidly water and flood damage can spread and impact your home, we prioritize mitigation and cleanup as soon as we arrive. Removing flood damage from wall assemblies can be vital to preventing the destruction of building materials and contents throughout the house. Our SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose team is ready and able to help when disasters strike when you call (781) 665-6396.

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