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A guide to water damage restoration repair

12/28/2022 (Permalink)

Blog Summary: Team Shaw of SERVPRO® of West Fort Worth provides a short guide to repairing water-damaged drywall and how to prepare for professional water damage restoration.

How to repair water damaged drywall: A short guide

When a water leak or flood causes warped, bubbling drywall, homeowners need fast and reliable professional water damage restoration services. Learn more about restoring drywall with Team Shaw of SERVPRO of West Fort Worth.

The water damage restoration process involves a few steps to ensure customer satisfaction. Learn more about these steps and how the restoration experts work to restore the home to safe conditions.

Stop the leak and dry the area

The first step is to dry the area of any moisture. Sometimes, this will involve shutting water sources off to broken pipes or waiting for flood water to dissipate. Homeowners should allow experts to perform any necessary plumbing repairs to prevent future water damage from remaining leaks.

Drywall is porous and absorbent, meaning it will continue to soak up water or other moisture in the area. A professional water damage repair team will use specialized equipment to remove moisture from the drywall and surrounding items, including fans and dehumidifiers.

Evaluate the water damage impact

In some situations, water damage may only be superficial or in a small area, allowing for a faster and easier repair. In other cases, the water may thoroughly soak critical components in the building and reduce structural integrity.

The team will evaluate the area thoroughly to provide the best service possible, detecting mold or other damage that could be hiding behind drywall.

Water damage can encourage mold growth in and around the house's drywall. Only trained experts can handle these situations safely with advanced knowledge and techniques. The expert water damage restoration team will create a plan to eliminate the mold before moving to the next phase of restoration.

Remove and replace damaged drywall

After creating a tailored solution to address damaged drywall and eliminate mold growth lurking behind it, the team will begin the in-depth restoration process. Depending on the extent of the damage, the experts may be able to perform surface repairs or may have to go deeper into the wall to ensure complete restoration.

This step includes cleaning the area of any debris and dirt and remediating mold if present. The experts at SERVPRO West Fort Worth will remove the soaked, damaged drywall from the site and install a new one. If any other furniture or belongings sustain damage, the team will restore these if possible, but buying new furniture is the most cost-effective option.

SERVPRO offers valuable water damage restoration services to restore drywall and help homeowners reclaim their homes.

Expert water damage restoration in West Fort Worth, TX

SERVPRO of West Fort Worth provides a wide array of professional restoration services to repair homes and businesses after a fire, flooding, mold infestation, and more. The team makes the slogan, “Like It Never Even Happened,” a reality for homeowners throughout the Fort Worth area. SERVPRO restores and installs drywall, hardwood, and tile and repaints damaged rooms.

SERVPRO offers help with filing claims to insurance for water damage to cover the costs of restoration and repair.

Do you live near West Fort Worth or Eagle Mountain, TX? Is your property experiencing water damage and needing repair as soon as possible? Contact Team Shaw of SERVPRO of West Fort Worth for expert water damage restoration at (817) 560-3086 today.

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