If your home ever gets flooded, chances are that the water damage will call for some drywall repairs. It’s important to take care of these repairs as fast as possible, the sooner the better. There are various reasons to get the repairs done quick, the first one being mold. Mold grows quickly in water and moist environments, like wet drywall. Many molds can prove to be deadly. That is why getting rid of you water damaged carpet is equally as important.
Both drywall and water damaged carpet can hold in moisture. Other things that will be affected are the floor boards beneath your carpet. If wet drywall and floor boards are not thoroughly dried out, they will begin rot and can even cause an accident that involves you falling through the floor. Completely replacing all carpet damaged by water is the best way to keep your home and family safe and sound.
You should also replace any furniture has also suffered severe water damage. Reason being, is that the materials are sometimes porous. If gets into furniture like a mattress or your sofa, it is nearly impossible to completely dry it out. As stated previously, it is possible for mold to grow quickly within the porous materials found in furniture if it is not completely dry. So don’t even try to dry out any furniture that is completely soaked. It is better to just toss it and get new furniture. There are tons of thrift stores that have great furniture for low costs, which could be good replacements until you are able to purchase new furniture.
No matter what, it is most important to keep your family’s safety in mind. You can do this by replacing all floor boards and drywall along with ruined furniture. And by preventing any mold problems. If your home suffered extensive flooding, then you might want to get an inspector to assess damage to the structure and foundation of your home. You don’t want any harm to come to your family when your foundation one day fails.
If there is no serious damage found, then you should be able to carry out the repairs yourself. You can then begin to dry out your home once you toss the drywall, furniture, and the carpeting that cannot be salvaged. Open all of the doors and the windows. Turn on all the fans in every room. Get a water pump so you can pump out any of the standing water.