How to repair water damaged walls?

London is a great place to live but indisputably the weather there is pretty rainy most of the year. Sometimes this can lead to serious water damage in your house. Water damage can happen from broken pipes too.

It is something destructive for your home and if you leave moisture for a long time it can lead to many problems. No matter how serious the water damage in your home or office is, measures must be taken immediately. 

Have you ever dealt with water damage restoration? In this article we are going to share with you how to repair water damaged walls. But before you start making any restoration we advise you to contact our professional staff who can give you advice specifically for your case. 

If you suffered from water restoration then maybe your walls got wet too. If walls are wet over time the moisture will lead to mold developing every day. Mold is bad for people’s health. You should not let it grow and spread in the air you breathe. Repairing water damaged walls need some preparation and the process will take time but at the end everything will be fine. 

Step 1: Shut down the electricity immediately

Water and electricity are not best friends and they can cause many problems when combined. Water damage restoration is something that everyone should be really careful with. Check where the water spreads and be careful with any electricity plugs on the wall. They can be burned and harm you. 

Step 2: Find the leak

Sometimes the leak can be from the ceiling or from behind the water. Look for visible signs of moisture and when you find the source of the problem try to analyze why the leakage started. In order to see better where the leak is coming from, remove damaged drywall carefully.

If the water leakage is small, repair the problem alone, but if you see severe water damage, it is better to call in a professional contractor to repair the source of the leak or to repair the damaged walls.

Step 3: Clear all the water damaged areas

Clear all the water damaged areas. Use cloth to damp the water and mop to clean the floor around the watered wall. Remove all dirt that appeared from the damage like bubbling, peeling and flaking paint. Use a scraper to smooth out the surface. We don’t recommend using a vacuum cleaner because water may damage it, but if you have a professional one that can clean water too you can use it. 

Step 4: Clean the mold

If your water leakage was small-scaled, you may have tiny spots of mold on the wall. Lightly brown or dark. You can use special products for mold removing or make your own diluted mixture of chlorine bleach and water. Apply to the dirt area then allow it to dry. If you want to speed up the process use a dryer or paper towel. 

Step 5: Paint the water damaged wall and apply the area with water based paint

Painting a wall looks easy but there are some steps you need to follow if you want to do it right. We recommend using water based paint because. This will help keep the wall from getting water damaged again and allow the paint to better stick on the wall. The area will be better for painting as a whole. Then let it dry and repeat again for a better seal.

If your water leakage was small-scaled, you may have tiny spots of mold on the wall. Lightly brown or dark.

You can use special products for mold removing or make your own diluted mixture of chlorine bleach and water.

Water damaged walls is something no one wants in their home but it happens sometimes. The most important thing is not to panic if you see water leakage in your home. If you are not sure, always call professionals for advice. Clean Expert are professionals in the cleaning industry. You can always count on us in every emergency or just regular cleaning case! 

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  • George Kosev

    George Kossev is a highly experienced and dedicated carpet cleaning specialist with over 15 years of expertise in providing top-quality carpet care solutions. As the owner of Clean Expert, George has built a reputation for excellence, reliability, and unparalleled customer service in the carpet cleaning industry.