Knowing What To When Your Home Is Left Stained From Storm Damage
Extreme weather is a part of Florida living. Over the last decade in the United States, there have been several major storms; most recently including Matthew, Irma and Michael. So, leaking roofs, wet crawlspaces, and rising dampness are recurring problems. Fortunately, SERVPRO of West Tampa has expert storm damage repair teams on hand to deal with water issues quickly.
We are available 24 hours a day. Our technicians are highly skilled in handling everything from wet carpets to flooded bathrooms and damaged insulation. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, the SERVPRO of West Tampa staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Even if the storm damage to your home isn't serious, you are likely to be left with unsightly water marks on the walls. We know how to take care of stain issues. Dealing with Unsightly Water Marks
Often, after we have inspected the damage, it is clear that removing whole sections of the drywall is not necessary. In fact, in most cases, we can just treat and clean the affected parts of the wall. Heavy storms can put much pressure on a house and, if wind and rain get inside, moisture can accumulate between the walls. The first thing to do is check the drywall is secured to the framing or studs. If it is sagging away from the studs, it may need replacing. However, we can try to add drywall screws and solve the problem before taking this stop. Scraping, Cleaning, and Sealing
Following this, the SERVPRO technicians take scraping tools and remove any patches of drywall mud or paint which have become wet and clumped together. These areas of damage need to go so that the stains can be cleaned and painted over with sealants. Strong chemicals are only applied if the team suspects mold. The unsightly water stains are easy to deal with, but a sealant should is needed before adding regular paint. The sealant coating traps any residual moisture and bacteria and prevents it from bleeding through the repair job. The final stage is to cover the sealant with several layers of oil or shellac based paint. If you need help repairing your walls after a storm, SERVPRO of West Tampa has the advice and expertise to get the job done fast. We can leave your home looking "Like it never even happened." with state of the art tools and equipment. Call us 24/7 on (813) 855-0888.