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When Do Wall Systems Require Replacement in Shreveport Homes?

8/24/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged room; drywall cut away around window; SERVPRO drying equipment being utilized Sometimes we need to remove damaged drywall to dry your home. But no worries, SERVPRO makes it "Like it never even happened."

Repairs and Reconstruction in Shreveport are Often Necessary After Water Damage

Some repairs and reconstruction are necessary after situations like ceiling leaks, roof leaks, and burst pipes. The need for a damaged home in the area comes down to the information collected by our SERVPRO production manager inspecting the property after the first notice of loss. Data gathered in this stage identifies where controlled demolition and repairs are necessary. 

Trapped Moisture Concerns in Wall Cavities

For water damage repair in Shreveport homes, monitoring water migration can show where focused drying might be necessary to overcome trapped moisture in structural cavities. Weep holes can allow pooling in wall systems to drain out without controlled demolition in the form of flood cuts. Tools available for this style of drying include:

  • Positive pressure systems
  • Negative pressure systems
  • Centrifugal air movers

Controlled Demolition Solutions for Damaged Properties

Inspections of the property can often help our team determine the extent of the damage and the possible need for build-back. Controlled demolition helps our team minimize the tear-out required to overcome water and moisture damage from the affected wall systems. When drywall and similar materials deteriorate, controlled demolition removes only the unsalvageable portions of these construction elements. 

Replacing Discarded Materials and Flooring

Before we complete the restoration process, discarded materials and damaged plumbing portions must get replaced and repaired. Our contractor license allows us to complete this work in-house and seamlessly begin following drying and water cleanup. 

Water damage repairs provide a full-service recovery solution for damaged properties without the need for the property owner to secure and vet new contractors to finish the process. Our general contractor license makes us a one-stop shop, and our SERVPRO of South Shreveport team is ready to help 24/7 at (318) 865-4655.

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