Water Damage Restoration
In flooding, water typically spreads out and flows towards the path of least resistance, which can often result in flooded lower levels or crawlspaces. Porous building materials such as wood, cabinets, drywall and carpet will typically soak up a certain amount of the flooded moisture. The resulting effects can include discoloration, swelling, broken adhesive bonds, delamination (flooring separation), and with no action, eventually mold growth. In general, the more time that elapses without treatment the more severe the damage can be.
The goal of our Remediation Specialists is to save and dry out as much of the building materials as possible. With that said, some materials must be removed in order to save more important items. Typically, baseboards are removed from damaged walls in order to carry dry air into wall cavities. Toe kicks (the bottom part of a cabinet) are also typically removed to help dry out areas within hard to reach cabinets spaces.