When Los Angeles Flood Damage Destroys Building Materials

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For the past 25 years, American homes have experienced a flood event every 2-3 days on average. While this might only sometimes be the Los Angeles area, preparing for what to do when these situations arise is smart. Swift action is essential to alleviating the immediate concerns with intruding floodwater, beginning with extraction. All In One Restoration has fast and reliable response teams to get effective mitigation solutions started immediately to save your contents, reduce unnecessary structural damage, and ultimately replace ruined building materials. 

Materials Ruined by Flood Damage

Flood damage for Los Angeles homes can wreak havoc on the structural strength of a residence. Building materials exposed to the migrating floodwater risk contamination, often resulting in controlled demolition and later replacement. Porous elements are usually the most susceptible to this permanent contamination damage, so our All In One professionals must address specific post-flood damage like: 

  • Exposed Furniture

Exposure to contaminated water becomes an immediate concern for everything in the house, from upholstered couches and chairs to any other soft goods. While you can relocate dry furniture to a safe location on the property, directly flood-damaged items might need to be discarded and replaced. 

  • Drywall

Drywall is one of the most common construction materials but also one of the most vulnerable. While a hole in this sheetrock might be repairable, wet drywall is less easily remedied. Damp drywall is an excellent location for growing bacteria and mold, especially with concerns about blackwater contamination. Anything exposed is cut out and replaced when drying and disinfection are complete. 

  • Carpeting 

Carpets are another house area likely to become rapidly and substantially damaged by spreading flooding. Synthetic fiber carpeting is among the most susceptible to absorption, and soaked flooring like this is often best removed and replaced. While we can use carpet wands and extraction devices on clean water concerns, any potential for contaminants makes it likely that our All In One contractors will be tagged in to get repairs started.

All In One Restoration is Here to HelpFlooding is nothing to underestimate. With the severity of spreading water and the potential for contamination concerns, you need a team that can do it all. All In One Restoration can help you from the earliest mitigation and emergency repairs to the final touches on a full-scale reconstruction project after significant flood damage. Big or small, we can help you face it all. Give us a call today at (818) 900-2340.