Water Damage Destruction

flood damage minneapolis, flood damage cleanup minneapolis, flood damage repair minneapolisWater damage is a serious problem encountered by thousands of homeowners each year. The damaged caused by flooding can affect just about every part of a home. There are, however, a few areas of the home that are most commonly damaged by flooding. Below are seven of the most commonly damaged parts of a home that our flood cleanup experts at 24 Restore in Minneapolis encounter.

Drywall

Drywall is easily damaged by flooding. This is because drywall is incredibly porous so it acts like a sponge. This makes it more fragile and may cause irreparable damage.

Plaster

Your plaster may not need to be replaced after a flood. However, it may require a long time to completely dry out. If the plaster becomes severely cracked or warped, though, it will need to be replaced.

Insulation

Foam sheets of insulation just need to be hosed off and dried, but muddy fiberglass batts should be thrown out. Cellulose insulation, made of blown-in treated paper, will need to be removed and replaced.

Wood

Some types of wood are more easily damaged than others by flooding. The main property of wood that determines how susceptible it is to flooding is how porous it is. Porous woods will absorb the floodwater causing the wood to warp and rot over time.

Pipes and Electrical Wiring

There are a lot of different issues that can spring up when it comes to pipes and electrical wiring. A flood may bring up any of these. If your home is flooded, make sure to shut off the water supply to your home. That way, pipes broken by the flood won’t cause more flooding. You should also shut off your electricity if your home is flooded. This will keep you safe from the risk of being electrocuted.  

Appliances

A flood can cause a host of problems for the appliances in your home. For one, a flood can damage your appliances so that they don’t function properly and flood your home in the future. Second, they can be shorted out during floods. When this happens, your appliances can leak dangerous and explosive gases into the air. If your appliances are affected by a flood in any way, you should have them professionally cleaned and checked before using them again.

HVAC Systems

Flooding can also cause a lot of different problems for your heating, ventilating, and air conditioning units (HVAC). The most common problems flooding in your HVAC systems causes damaged internal electrical systems and doused pilot lights. Fixing this requires the help of a professional HVAC cleaner. HVAC systems are also likely to become muddy and contaminated during a flood. When this happens, you will also need professional help so your HVAC units can be thoroughly cleaned so they don’t blow any contamination through the air in the future.

As you can see, flood damage can seriously damage many parts of your home. To minimize flood damage, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 24 Restore in Minneapolis as soon as possible after a flood.

“24Restore came within an hour of our water damage to assess the problem and restore and reconstruct our kitchen and my office. Everyone from 24Restore was professional, kind and did an outstanding job of damage assessment and restoration.”

- Barbara R.

Your service was excellent. The young man was thorough and very dedicated to completing the job. He’s a good one. I would recommend your services to anyone who need them.

- Keith

Your team has been absolutely amazing, professional, sympathetic and wonderful. They took my mess and made it manageable as I shed a few tears, which they also consoled with empathy. At a time when we have floods and tornados city wide you responded within hours. Thank, I am impressed and I have passed the word on to many.

- Genie

Very good experience……everyone I dealt with through 24 Restore was very professional and very kind.

- Nancy

This note is a note of thanks and appreciation of the services provided…..we could even say our home looks better than before we incurred our water damage…Job well done!

- Jay and Susan

I don’t often take the time to write a follow up complimentary letter. However I was very impressed with 24 Restore and felt they went above and beyond to surpass expectations with WOW service. Thank you for the great service and great job that your team did to get my house back in shape.

- Jane

I have recommended them to many of my friends. They are the only service that I have ever used that always gets my stains out and that clean my carpets beautifully. I can’t say enough good thins about them

- Laura

Thank you for all the work put in to get out home……It would have been an impossible task for us to have accomplished in such a short time. We appreciate all that you have done for us! We are so grateful!

- Ken and Kathe

Yes. I appreciated the ability to funnel all activities thru a one-stop shop proved to be very valuable in a disaster project such as ours demo, construction and finish as well as work directly with insurance company. The team has been professional and those on site have been respectful of our home and schedule.

- Reed

Alex did a great job scheduling, coordinating, and keeping me informed. He made sure that everything was done in a timely manner. I always felt that my job was a priority. All the workmen did a great job and were very polite. I am pleased with the results. I would highly recommend your company!

- Linda – Minneapolis

From the time of initial contact to the time of job completion was 24 hrs. Very pleased with job outcome. Will definitely use you again. If ever in need.

- Kevin – St. Paul

Response time was awesome. We we’re bewildered by what was happening and what needed to be done. 24hr came in and took care of what needed to be done.

- Susan – Plymouth

I thought 24 was very professional and timely work.

- Veronica – Lake Elmo

24Restore was very responsive and did a thorough job plus they cleaned up after themselves.

- Jean – St. Cloud

The job was exceptionally well done. You were recommended to me by Dennis Carlson, a freind and I would definatley refer 24restore to friends and family.

- Jan – Anoka

Very Professional!

- Gordon – Andover

Everyone was on top of everything and got back to me in a reasonable time. Clean up was done absolutely perfect at the end of each job.

- Pam – Arden Hills

The guys who worked here were great, polite, personable and hard workers. They did a great job! So thankful this is over!

- Ron and Jackie – Minneapolis
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