Wall water damage can be tricky. Often a homeowner knows immediately that it has occurred if there is standing or accumulating water on the floor and water can be seen on the wall. Other times it may not be noticed until the wall develops stains, or bubbling and peeling paint or the drywall begins to expand out. This is the kind of scenario where water is leaking behind the wall and it may not be all in one big rush, it may be a slow leak that causes damage over a long period of time. In any case, wall water damage needs to be addressed and remediated right away to prevent further damage and mitigate structural damage and to inhibit any mold and mildew growth.
It is possible to restore a water damaged wall or portion of wall if you have the right tools and materials and the damage isn’t too significant. However, for extensive damage, it may be necessary to bring in a water damage remediation company to do a complete and professional job.
When You Should Call A Water Damage Restoration Contractor
Whatever the cause of the water damage, be it stormwater, flooding, or a broken water pipe inside of the wall, the source of the water needs to be found and eliminated. As soon as the water has stopped running, the wall needs to be dried. This can be achieved with fans, dehumidifiers and manually with towels and rags. As soon as the damage has been dried sufficiently, you can assess the integrity of the drywall. If it is still flat and smooth, and completely dry, you may not have to do much at all beyond some plaster and new paint. If the drywall is damaged, the damaged part will need to be cut away and replaced.
If the water damage is extensive, the entire wall may have to be torn out, beams dried, and a completely new wall constructed to maintain the integrity of the structure and to prevent any mold from developing. If you think you can do it yourself, make sure you get all of the damaged parts removed. If you think the water damage is more than you want to take on, find a good water damage restoration company to take care of it for you.
Water Damage Remediation Company In Stone Oak
Stone Oak water damage restoration is just a phone call away. If you have any questions or want to schedule a visit for a free quote, call Sapphire Restoration at (210) 664-0770 today. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies. If you prefer an online form, we have one here. We are a family owned and operated water damage remediation company with a team of professionals to get your home or business back to the condition it was in before the water damage in a fast and efficient way.