How do I dry the walls of my house after flooding?
Open the wall to the level of flooding. Use a circular saw to cut sheetrock walls in a straight line, being careful not to cut into electrical wiring. If walls are paneled, remove the baseboard and pry loose the paneling. Prop paneling away from the wall, remove the insulation, and let it dry. After removing wet insulation, wash walls with disinfectant. Spray wall cavities with one cup household bleach to a gallon of water. Allow walls to stay open 4 to 6 weeks to allow thorough drying before putting in new insulation and covering.
A post-flood recovery meeting on Oct. 22 will help tie up some loose ends with information on agronomic and financial considerations for land that was flooded this year.
South Mississippi Delta residents are in recovery mode after returning to homes that have been under water for nearly six months, but they need materials and assistance as they try to resume their normal lives.
Every approach to cleaning a house after a flood has its pitfalls.
When you’re ready to hire a contractor to repair or rebuild property damaged by flooding, keep these tips in mind to help avoid being scammed.
Getting started on clean-up after a flood can seem overwhelming. Before you do any work, be sure you know what your insurance company needs to file a claim. Take photos and video of damage, inventory items damaged beyond repair, and keep track of expenses.