What is a flood cut?
A flood cut is when the SERVPRO professional has to cut out the drywall from your property. The cut is made several inches above where the flood damage stopped, so that’s why it’s called a flood cut. It is done so that we can remove the drywall and address any moisture issues behind the actual wall.
Is a flood cut always necessary?
Not necessarily. In fact, if the wall water damage is clean water, that is water that doesn’t contain bacteria or harmful pathogens, our goal is to save the wall. Now that is a different story, if the affected wall has been tainted by sewage water from a backed-up sewer line and your home requires sewage backup cleaning. In those instances, the rule is if it touches it, it must be removed.