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Why Does Sheetrock Warp and Buckle After Water Damage in Monroe?

9/26/2020 (Permalink)

Flood in a house with furniture floating Begin the cleanup of flood damage as fast as possible by calling SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe at (360) 243-8313.

SERVPRO techs have advanced water restoration equipment to assist with cleaning up after storm damage in your Monroe home

Water is always trying to enter your home. If there is a damaged seal, a threshold that needs repair, poor drainage, or other potential hazards around your Monroe home, eventually heavy rains can bring a significant amount of damage. Once inside, the water tends to recede rapidly; however, sheetrock in particular fares poorly when exposed to excessive moisture that gets wicked; signs of distress from absorption include:
    •    Buckling or tearing
    •    Visible water spots  
    •    Swelling or warping

Can Sheetrock Get Restored After Flood Damage?
Even a small amount of flood damage in your Monroe home can result in substantial deterioration of your walls and flooring. When water wicks into the sheetrock, there is a short window of time to get dried and remain in place.

Damaged sheetrock has no restoration potential and requires removal. However, to minimize the number of walls or ceilings that need replacement, SERVPRO techs utilize controlled demolition actions known as flood cuts to halt any further damage from the water. The techs use their moisture detection equipment to locate the highest watermark on the building materials and then cut the wall portion off using straight cuts.

When it is time for repairs, rather than undergo the expense for replacing entire walls, carefully measured and cut pieces of sheetrock get installed, and then the seams get covered in a joint compound which gets sanded after drying. After priming and painting, the result is a wall with zero signs of the previous flood damage.

This SERVPRO carries a general contractor license #SERVPES871RD and can provide a myriad of rebuilding services to repair the property post-water damage mitigation. This service saves homeowners from the stress of finding someone to do the repairs after the water damage restoration completes.

Begin the cleanup of flood damage as fast as possible by calling SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe at (360) 243-8313. The techs are available 24/7 to return your home to its pre-flood condition.

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