A flood cut is the method the cleanup team uses to tear out materials that can't be salvaged. Technicians will probably need to use a flood cut if the water damage meets certain criteria:
- High levels of contamination
- Suspected damage in hard-to-reach areas
- Compromised structural integrity of the wall
Flooding from a storm almost always leads to a flood cut because the water is contaminated.
What Happens After the Flood Cut Is Made?
Once the cut is made, the technicians remove the drywall. They take out all the damaged material, including any damp insulation behind the wall.
If a storm causes flooding in your home, it may take more than simply removing the water and wiping down surfaces to complete the repairs. Technicians may have to make flood cuts on your walls to remove all the damage.
If you experience flooding in the Bolivar, Sunflower, or Washington county area, call SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland at (662)846-1700.