If your home or business has fallen victim to water damage you might be wondering what can and cannot be saved. Personal belongings aside, flooring, carpets, and drywall tear outs and reinstallation can add quite a hefty amount to a water damage restoration estimate leaving homeowners tempted to salvage them. Depending on the actions taken directly following the water damage, and it’s severity, water soaked carpet and drywall can often times be saved. However, this is heavily dependent on the water extraction process and how quickly it was implemented after the flooding.
Contrary to what most believe, the amount of water is typically not the deciding factor in what can and cannot be saved. Instead, the main concern is the contamination level of the water coupled with how quickly after the flooding a complete drying of affected areas can take place.
With every flood being different and presenting unique challenges, hiring a team of expert water damage restoration specialists should be top priority to minimize loss.