How to Repair a Water Damaged Wall

How to Repair a Water Damaged Wall

Water damage can cause major damage to a home as well as health risks for those occupying the space. It is critical to get a water damaged wall repaired before the consequences worsen. Learn about the causes of water damage, what to do in the event of water damage, and the repair process with the experts at Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. 

What Causes Water Damage

What causes water damage? There are many different causes of water damage, including flooding, bursting and leaking pipes, damaged plumbing fixtures, heating and air conditioning issues, and clogged gutters. 

Aftermath of Water Damage

Whether you know exactly what caused the effects of water damage or you notice changes in the structure of your home, it is important to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Signs of water damage can include discoloration on your walls, cracked paint, and stains. You may observe bugs around the area and mold growing. Additionally, an affected area can result in damage to furniture and flooring. 

Repair Process

Once you have identified that there is water damage, it is important to determine what is responsible for causing it. In some instances, you may not be able to find the source, and in that case, calling a trusted plumber is the best option. Depending on the severity of the damage, you may be able to fix it yourself. During this process, you should wear protective gear. First, you must make sure the area is dry so that no moisture is present. Next, remove the drywall and insulation as needed, as they are porous materials. After this is done, cleaning this area is important to make sure there aren’t any leftover mold spores. Once the area has been dried out more, you may begin replacing the insulation and drywall. 

For Water Damage Restoration Services, Contact Stephens Plumbing

When you’re facing water damage, you don’t have to worry about fixing the issue on your own, whether the damage is minimal or severe. Water damage is serious, which is why you can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist with your needs. Our water restoration services include repair, service, and restoration. When contacted, our experienced technicians will come to your home to inspect and assess the damage. From there, we will begin removing and extracting the water from the area. Once that is done, we will move into drying and dehumidification, followed by cleaning and restoration. To prevent future water damage from occurring, we recommend scheduling regular maintenance checks.

Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving South Bay, Long Beach, and Orange County residents with a variety of repair, replacement, and installation needs since 1986. You can count on our experienced, knowledgeable, and trustworthy team to be there when you need us most. Our company is licensed and insured to bring you guaranteed quality and expert work. When you are faced with plumbing challenges, we would be more than happy to serve you. To schedule an appointment with us you can contact us via phone or fill out our contact form available on our website.