Skip to main content

Will Flooring, Walls, or Ceiling Have to Be Demolished to Fix Water Damage?

Will the house flooring, walls, and/or ceiling have to be demolished to fix water damage?

In some cases, demolition may be a necessary part of the restoration process in order to fix water damage. Some areas within your home that have had significant damage – such as flooring, drywall and ceilings - may need to be removed to ensure that mold does not start to grow.

Because the structural integrity of your home comes into play, specific demolition methods are required for this type of water damage restoration. Therefore, demolition work after a flood should only be performed by trained professionals.

Your home can experience flooding for a variety of reasons. There are circumstances in which minor flooding can be cleaned up by the homeowner alone. However major water damage should be addressed by a professional water damage restoration company. Water extraction is not the only thing that is done after substantial water damage occurs. Simply removing water from your home will not prevent further problems such as mold. Companies that specialize in water damage cleanup have the proper tools, equipment and certified technicians to ensure your property is professionally cleaned, dried and disinfected.

The water restoration professionals at Roto-Rooter are experienced at getting your home back the way it was and doing it as quickly as possible. Our plumbing experts are available to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, when you need service most. No matter what time of day, your call is sure to be answered by a live Roto-Rooter customer service representative who will quickly send a specialist to assess the water damage and determine the best course of action.

Our IICRC certified technicians will perform water extraction; remove unsalvageable contents and structures, including personal property, carpet and other flooring, drywall, paneling, shelving and cabinets; clean the affected areas; apply disinfecting agents; and deodorize and dry the structure. Our team will also haul away any harmful and water-damaged debris.