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Things You Should Know About Flood Cuts

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

 drywall removal from a water damage from a roof leak After the removal of flood water from your business, water damage professionals may recommend a flood cut.

What You Need To Know About Flood Cuts.

After flooding damage can occur, and even if everything seems fine your business may be facing contamination issues. One of the procedures your Central, UT water damage professional may recommend is called a flood cut. Here are some things you may wish to know about this technique.

Reasons to Perform a Flood Cut.

After the removal of flood water from your business, water damage professionals may recommend a flood cut. Flood cuts are performed for several reasons:

  • To remove areas damaged by water both on the interior and exterior of the wall.
  • Insure the removal of contaminants and bacteria.
  • Prevent the spread of bacteria to the undamaged portions of the wall.
  • Prevent the growth of mold resulting from water damage.
  • Restore the wall to its original appearance.

    What to Expect With a Flood Cut.

    This is a procedure in which the team will tear out a contaminated section of a wall and replace it with new, untainted materials. In most cases when the flooding in the building comes from a contaminated source, a flood cut will be recommended in order to ensure the removal of areas where bacteria or mold might grow. A flood cut is typically made at least 12 inches above the established water damage line. The area should then be inspected again to ensure that there is no further damage inside the wall, after which fresh materials will be used to finish the restoration process.

    After flooding it may be necessary to tear out a portion of a wall to prevent further contamination. This is a relatively standard procedure employed by water damage professionals, so don’t feel surprised if your Central, UT, water damage team recommends this method for the restoration of your business. The damaged section of the wall will be removed, inspected, and the replaced. Once this process is complete you shouldn’t be able to tell where the cut was made.

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