Regardless of the source, water intrusion often impacts property owners in PatchMaster Serving Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle. Sewer issues or flash flooding caused by heavy rain often damage existing drywall. When the drywall is exposed to water for an extended period of time, it tends to lose its structural integrity; mold issues often are a concern forcing the home or business owner to have a trained drywall specialist come in and perform a flood cut. That's where PatchMaster Serving Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle comes in
Understanding the Importance of Flood Cuts
Flood cuts are made in drywall approximately 12-18 inches above where the water intrusion level rises. Unfortunately, mold can grow behind the effected walls if there is any moisture behind them. Flood cuts prevent mold from growing and restore the structural integrity of your walls and buildings.
When is a Flood Cut Necessary?
- When a flood has occurred, your basement or room has had standing water in it for an extended period.
- Grey water damage from leaking pipes and broken water line connections from appliances occurred over a period causing saturation of drywall materials.
- Sewage leaks from a burst pipe, blockage, and other plumbing problems, are referred to as blackwater damage. The presence of fecal matter and other harmful chemicals and toxins makes this a hazardous issue that needs immediate attention.
- Walls containing insulation. Regardless of the source, water contact usually destroys the insulation's effectiveness, and it also has the potential to rapidly turn from a grey water issue to a black water issue.
Why You Should Perform a Flood Cut After Water Damage
When faced with water damage issues, PatchMaster Serving Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle strongly recommended you to err on the side of caution and perform a flood cut. Removing the potential for lingering issues or, worse, dealing with something that grows into a significant health issue for your family or tenants is crucial
Dealing with flood damage causes tremendous stress; too often, the owner attempts to remedy the issue themselves, and fails to remove the affected areas properly, allowing for mold and other issues to compound the problem, increasing the cost to repair, and placing families or tenants in hazardous conditions
PatchMaster Serving Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle is your local drywall repair specialists who will perform a flood cut and then replace and restore your water-damaged drywall to its original state. As well as keeping you and your family or staff/clients safe, it will prevent further damage from occurring.
Things To Be Cautious Of
After weathering the storm or fixing the issue, you should immediately attempt to dry the damaged drywall area with fans and heaters to prevent replacing the affected drywall areas. Unfortunately, this is a dangerous proposition; not knowing the conditions behind the drywall often leads to a future mold issue due to unseen moisture. Oftentimes, individuals assume the problem has gone away. However, mold can dry and become dormant; in this stage, mold spores can go air born if agitated, causing health issues for some. If conditions change and water comes in contact with the dormant mold, it can begin to grow again and create an expensive repair issue later
The Dangers of Not Performing a Flood Cut
When you suffer from water damage due to storms, roof leaks, burst pipes, broken appliances, floods, or otherwise, your first step should be to contact your PatchMaster Serving Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle. After proper time has passed for drying out the water damage and checking for mold growth, our drywall technicians will immediately begin the drywall restoration process by performing flood cuts.
PatchMaster's Drywall Repair Guarantee
When dealing with flood damage in your home or business, one of the most important steps to take is proper flood-cut repair. This process involves professionals to remove and replace any drywall that has been affected by water damage.
At PatchMaster Serving Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle, we specialize in providing expert flood-cut repair services to our clients. Our team of experienced professionals has the skills and knowledge necessary to accurately assess the extent of the damage and provide effective solutions to restore your space to its pre-flood condition
Our flood cut repair services include careful removal of damaged drywall and insulation, as well as thorough cleaning and disinfection of the affected area. We use only the highest-quality materials and equipment to ensure that the repair work is completed to the highest standards of quality and durability.
In addition to our technical expertise, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service to all of our clients. We understand the stress and inconvenience that can come with flood damage, and we are committed to making the repair process as smooth and stress-free as possible for you.
If you're dealing with flood damage in your home or business, don't hesitate to contact PatchMaster Serving Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle for expert flood cut repair services. Our team is here to help you get back to normal as quickly and safely as possible. When it comes to protecting your home or office, having a trusted professional on your side is a must. Give PatchMaster Serving Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle a call at (919) 438-3511.