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What Can I Do if My Wood Framing In My Hayward Property Gets Wet During a Storm?

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

Living room carpet flooding If you ever notice that your wooden ceiling rafters, floor joists, or wall studs retained moisture during a rainstorm, call SERVPRO!

For Flood Damage Restoration Involving the Wooden Frame in Your House in Hayward Call SERVPRO

During a flash flood that strikes the Hayward region, several of your building materials and contents can get wet once moisture gets inside your house, including your wooden structure. Water can either leak in from the roof and follow gravity down, or it can come in from the ground or faulty door and window seals and soak into your frame.

How can you restore my wooden framing after moisture soaks into it?

During flood damage operations in Hayward, our SERVPRO technicians know that wood framing is typically composed of dimensional lumber made from spruce, pine, or fur. Sometimes builders use other types of wood in houses' frames, including structural composite lumber or laminated veneer lumber, which is composed of pieces of wood and an adhesive material.

    •    How do you inspect my frame for moisture? The best way to tell if your wooden framing material is wet is by using a penetrating moisture meter. Even if there is drywall covering up your frame, the meter's prongs can be driven through the drywall and into the wood. We can test both affected and unaffected areas to come up with a drying goal and see how wet the affected framing got.
    •    Can you restore my wood framing? When most wood gets wet, it expands and warps, but it can still be restorable in many situations. In rare cases, your floor joists, wall studs, and ceiling rafters could warp or buckle so badly that they have to be removed and replaced. Wood framing is considered restorable even when dealing with contaminated water if the affected framing is decontaminated or sealed.
    •    How can you dry out the wood framing in my house? Using a controlled drying process, we can increase the temperature of the material and lower the vapor pressure over the material's surface.

If you ever notice that your wooden ceiling rafters, floor joists, or wall studs retained moisture during a rainstorm, call SERVPRO of San Leandro at (510) 352-2480 24 hours a day.

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