After water, sewer, or flood damage you may see a good chunk of your walls missing and are thinking: What Is A Flood Cut?
With all of the rain, we have been getting the past couple of weeks in our lovely state of Rhode Island, you may have recently experienced some kind of water damage at your home or business. The restoration company came in and started the water damage restoration process and began to cut out pieces of your walls.
What Is A Flood Cut?
A flood cut is a cut in your drywall approximately 12-18 inches above wherever the water touches. This is to prevent any moisture behind your walls from causing mold.
When Do I Need One?
Flood cuts are usually done when:
- You have water or flood damage from a storm, burst pipe, broken water appliance, etc. that was not cleaned right away which caused moisture to sit on or behind the walls for too long.
- The water that damaged your home was from sewer water (also known as black water or type 3 water) or any other water that is not clean.
- You have walls that are insulated
It is always a good idea to be safe rather than sorry when determining if you should or should not get a flood cut. Water and flood damage is a bad enough experience to deal with but when mold damage comes into the picture from not properly cleaning up the water damage, the stress and price escalate greatly. That is why you always want to pick a professional restoration company in Rhode Island to clean up your property damage. It will keep you and your family or staff/clients safe as well as prevent further damages.
What If I Used A Restoration Company That Did Not Do A Flood Cut?
If a cut was necessary and the restoration company you used for your flood damage did not perform a flood cut, you picked a bad company! No need to worry, Rhode Island Restoration can still come and do a cut to your walls even after the first company leaves. We get the job done correctly as your safety and satisfaction is our number 1 priority!
What Should I Do After Water Damage in Rhode Island?
In the event of water damage caused by a storm, roof leak, burst pipe, broken appliance, flood, or otherwise, your first step after water damage is to call your local restoration company. Rhode Island Restoration will come out immediately to begin the water damage restoration process by doing flood cuts, drying out the water damage, checking for mold growth, whatever may be necessary to properly restore your home or business back to pre-loss conditions.