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Stop Wasting Time and Start Remediating Storm Damage in Your Clifton Park Home

10/25/2019 (Permalink)

flooding in a kitchen Don’t let storm damage ruin your home, call SERVPRO quickly to get it remediated.

Do Flood Cuts Make Drying Faster for Clifton Park Homes?

We have many practices implemented during the mitigation phases of restoration designed to reduce loss and to make the recovery of construction materials and contents in your Clifton Park home faster. With substantial loss incidents like flooding, these practices become more direct and deliberate, offering immediate access to damaged areas like structural cavities. Flood cuts can be beneficial for your property in several ways.

Moving quickly to address all aspects of flood damage in Clifton Park homes is vital. The longer structural elements and construction materials remain exposed to standing water, the more it changes their compositions and weakens them. Elements like drywall can rarely stand more than 24 hours under direct exposure conditions, which is what makes approaches like flood cutting a common approach of our SERVPRO professionals.

During the initial assessment of your property, our technicians work to establish the dryline in exposed construction materials like the drywall. Being a porous material, sheetrock can absorb more significant volumes of standing water, and it can wick upwards from the baseboard towards the ceiling. Where this wicking stops and unaffected material continues is the dryline. This newly marked damage point is the location for flood cuts to get made, opening up the lower portion of the wall for several purposes.

One immediate positive of flood cuts is the access our SERVPRO team has to the structural cavity damaged by the disaster. The area can now get reached more easily with the extraction tools we have, which is much more useful than relying on forced air systems to dry out widespread water damage and saturation.

Another distinct advantage of choosing the flood cut route is how much faster drying can get accomplished. With the use of low-profile air movers and other critical moisture removal tools in our inventory, we can dry out saturation and lower relative humidity conditions to acceptable parameters.

There are several paths that even our experienced SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County professionals might take after a flood to restore your home. No matter which we choose, you can count on our expertise to save you time and money when it matters most. Give us a call today at (518) 885-2620.

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