What Needs Replacing After Water Damage?
Water damage can happen unexpectedly. Anything from a dishwasher hose break, a sump pump failing, or a toilet backing up can lead to hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage. This cost is what it takes to remove the water, dry out the affected area, remediate any potential mold growth, remove unsalvageable materials, and replace those materials. This is why a full coverage insurance policy is a must-have for homeowners, covering the cost for the work to get your property back to a preloss condition. Here are some items that you might need to replace if you have a water loss in your home.
An important note is that anything touched or effected by dirty water such as sewer or that contaminated by waste, needs to be replaced or thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Other items that may need replacing are:
- Water can seep into the wall and soak up into the insulation behind it. To prevent further damage, we create 3 foot flood cuts on any affected walls. This means removing the bottom 3 feet of wall and removing wet materials.
- Like walls, removing and replacing flooring affected by water damage is necessary, (if the floor can't be dried out properly).
- Children's toys
- Dog toys
While we never think of water damage happening in our home, it is important to be prepared for it. Check your insurance policy, maintain your home, and if you ever have water damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Bismarck as soon as possible to get the water damaged cleaned up quick!