Water Damage: Can wet carpet and dry wall be saved?
There may be a lot of questions we have when facing a water damage situation, but let’s face it when it comes down to our belongings we want to know, can they be restored. In other words, can they be saved. There are some events in which our walls will become wet as well in this case we may question ourselves, “am I going to have to remove this whole wall”. They aren’t silly questions, they’re actually very common.
Let’s break down some components that may become be ruined if you suffer any interior water damages.
Wet Carpet- Many carpets are made of synthetic fibers, which is what makes our carpets so fluffy and warm. These kinds of carpets are also going to be the ones that suffer the most with water damage. I bet you’re reading this like so yes or no can I keep my carpet or not. Well, it’s going to come down to the source of the water.
- If the flood comes with mud that was caused but a storm and the carpet was soaked for a long period of time, then you might just want to dispose of it
- Now, if the flood was caused by standing water or a broken pipe, then there might be room to save it
Wet Drywall- When building a home, your walls and ceilings are made up of drywall. Dry wall, although may be easy to install and is durable, only requires simple repair when damaged. But what if they get wet? Believe it or not since dry wall is made of porous materials it can absorb water more than wood does. When it’s wet, it may well, swag, now and most of all, it can create the best breeding ground for bacteria and mold. You may need a profession to inspect the dry wall to determine if it needs drying or should simply be replaced.
Call SERVPRO Brownsville/SPI for more information on your personal items and inspection of your home. We can determine if any items can be salvageable and with a team of professionals by our side we can also determine if you will be needing any restorations to your home.