Balancing Options During Water Damage Restoration

Immediately after the crisis causing your Sandy Springs water damage, restoration might seem impossible. When the company you call for help responds in part by advising various types of demolition during the recovery process, you understandably envision and worry about even more destruction and chaos. AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs pledges to explain the research-based reasons for removing ruined building materials and exposing closed-in spaces during the restoration procedures. Throughout the job, we collaborate with you and your insurance company to ensure all tasks, including demolition and rebuilding, receive approval and achieve the desired outcomes.

Water Damage Restoration Goals 

We aim to restore your residence to the comfort and condition you enjoyed before storms, leaks, seepage, or ruptures spread damaging water throughout your space. Restoration encompasses mitigation (halting and drying out) of water incursion and remediation (reversing) of damage caused by moisture. Releasing and extracting standing water is a vital first step. Directing warm, moving air toward wet structures we want to restore is crucial as residual moisture breeds mold and continues building material deterioration. Cleaning and preparing surfaces for final restorative touches requires removing irretrievably damaged materials and rebuilding. To check off these tasks, we need access to building cavities and layered surfaces where water remains pooled or absorbed into porous structures. Enter the demolition zone.

Commonly Used Controlled Demolition Strategies

Planned, partial, or controlled demolition--however you want to term this phase of water damage restoration--AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs might suggest one or more of the following:

  • Punching weep holes in sagging ceilings, working from the edges inward to avoid a single destructive waterfall as trapped water drains

  • Drilling under baseboards after careful removal (especially if hardwood trim is otherwise in good shape for reinstallation) to release water pooled between walls--the holes also allow easy access for injection-style positive pressure drying systems or negative pressure water extraction systems

  • Flood cuts where we saw out portions of drywall from the floor up to several inches above the water line to remove ruined structures and allow access for water extraction and various drying techniques

Rebuilding as Part of the Restoration

AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs, while winding up water damage restoration, arranges for reinstating saved building materials. For example, workers return and secure baseboards or cabinet panels painstakingly removed and secured to facilitate extraction and drying interventions earlier in the process. We also work with you and your insurer on making decisions for and replacing the ruined structures torn out during the restoration process. Water damage restoration is a many-step process, culminating in welcoming you back into a space that looks and feels like the home you remember and treasure from before the water destruction.

AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs carefully considers all options during assessment and water damage planning. If we recommend controlled demolition, expect and receive transparent communication from our team regarding the reasons for and the impact of these strategies for water damage restoration.

Have confidence in the water damage restoration background AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs brings to your recovery project. Call us at (404) 474-8443 for a prompt inspection and implementation of the emergency services needed.

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