Let SERVPRO Help You With Water Damage
A burst pipe in your home can cause significant water damage especially to your drywalls. When that happens, you can’t just wait it out and then slather on a fresh coat of paint because the damage might be bigger than it looks. What you need to do is to call SERVPRO of Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/Trabucco Canyon because we are water damage restoration experts.
Assess the Damage
The first thing you should do is assess the extent of the damage on your drywall. You may misjudge how much water has leaked and that could lead to bigger problems. Look for signs of depressions on the wall. These look like small dimples around nails or screws. If you see them, immediately move all your valuables away from the wall as this might be a sign of imminent collapse. Even if the situation appears less serious than this, you should still call a professional for proper damage assessment.
Look for Mold Damage
Another problem you should watch out for in times of water damage is the formation of mold or mildew. Mold and mildew thrive in wet and damp environments, especially water damaged spots in your home. The first thing you’ll notice if you have mold problems is the dank smell. Use the distinct odor of the mold to find the source. If you see black spots on water damaged drywalls, immediately call Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/Trabucco Canyon mold damage restoration professionals, like those at SERVPRO. They will help you contain the growth and prevent them from coming back through proper cleaning and disposal of contaminated areas.
Patch Up the Drywall
Significant damage to a drywall should be fixed properly to avoid any more problems. If some portions are still sturdy enough, you may not need to replace everything. A water damage professional can tell you whether a paint job will be sufficient. If repainting is not a safe option, you’ll need to have the water damaged parts removed and replaced with fresh sheets. The new drywall has to be properly sealed and painted, not only to make it look as good as new, but also to give it better protection from moisture.