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What is a Flood Cut?

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

A man making a flood cut Drywall being removed to make a Flood Cut.

Water issues can come unexpectedly and rapidly damage the property. Water damage, if not treated quickly and efficiently, can damage flooring and personal belongings as well as heightening the chance for mold growth. Our Franchise Professionals here at SERVPRO of Ottumwa/Grinnell are here and “Ready for whatever happens.”  In some water scenarios, there needs to be a Flood Cut completed. This term is used in water remediation as well as construction for describing partial removal of drywall, allowing access to framing and salvageable materials to continue the drying process. With water damaged houses and business, this comes in handy for returning the property to preloss conditions. A Flood cut is made from the ground up, removing two feet of drywall all along the base when there is a water loss.  As the water works its way up the drywall, it prevents the water from continuing upwards and makes it easier for reconstruction. Additionally, the insides can be dried and sanitized behind wall cavity. The drywall can easily be fixed, making it look “Like it never even happened.”

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