Depending on the extent of the damage, there are a number of options available to homeowners who are facing water damage restoration in Phoenix AZ. There are certain damages that can be covered up or repaired; there are others that will require removal and replacement of the affected areas. In the worst cases, the homeowner will not be able to handle the task and a team of professionals with specific skills and equipment will have to be called in.
Cosmetic damages; small cracks, holes in the drywall and the likes can be corrected quickly and easily with a bit of putty, a putty knife, sandpaper and paint. These simple requirements are readily available in any hardware or DIY store. If the damage to drywall is extensive then the affected sheets will have to be removed and replaced, although new sheets can often be placed over the damaged sheets but as there is always the possibility of mold, this is not a recommended procedure.
When there has been extensive water damage, mold can become a problem, a dangerous problem that must be taken care of. If mold is found in a non-porous surface the remove is simple, just wash it off, but it is a different story if the mold is found on drywall, plaster or ceiling tiles. When water damage restoration Phoenix AZ includes mold remedial action, the best thing to do is to simply tear out the affected areas and replace with new material. Mold is not something that should be tolerated as it can have a detrimental effect on the lungs and airway of the inhabitants of the home. Usually a professional team is called in when mold is identifies.
If the areas damaged are quite small and the only damage is discoloration this is not a big problem. Washing the affected area with soap and water and then covered with a sealant is usually all that is required to prevent any further damage. The area can then be re-painted to cover the stain. Although the damage may appear minor, it is a good idea to make sure there has been no structural damage, if, while cleaning the area you see any evidence of bubbling or chipping this could indicate the damage is worse than first thought.