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SERVPRO Will Restore Your Little Rock Home After A Flood

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

After a flood, give us a call, our team is available 24/7, seven days a week to handle your restoration process so you can get back to normal living.

Flood Demolition Technicians In Little Rock Talk About Removing Drywall

When an excessive amount of water enters your Little Rock modular home, there is a good chance that some building materials and contents inside your house can get damaged. If water starts to build up outside, it can find its way into your mobile house and require you to call in a professional flood demolition company such as SERVPRO. Moisture entering from the outdoors first saturates the carpet before it starts to soak into other materials. Saturated carpets can damage your subflooring materials and then moisture can start to wick up your walls horizontally. If the damage gets severe, portions of your drywall may have to be removed as a part of the flood demolition phase.

When moisture comes in from the bottom and works its way up, it sometimes must be cut up a foot or two from the floor. When our SERVPRO technicians test the drywall in your home with moisture sensors, and we find out it is wet, flood demolition in Little Rock can become a part of the overall project. When the drywall gets tested as being wet, we use our moisture sensors to see how far up the wall the water has gone. We then cut the drywall about six inches to a foot from where moisture was last detected. After the drywall gets removed, we then begin drying out carpet, your contents, and your wall cavities.

Making these "flood cuts" and removing a portion of your drywall allows our SERVPRO technicians to set up equipment that pushes air into your wall cavities and helps dry out your wooden studs and exterior wall components. Removing moisture from these organic substances helps prevent future mold growth. After all of the materials inside your mobile home get dried out, and our moisture sensors prove levels are back to what they were before the flooding occurred, we replace and patch your drywall. If the project requires more than what we can handle we can utilize a certified subcontractor for the reconstruction work.

If you ever have a problem with wet drywall after a storm, call SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 seven days a week.

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