Water Damage Reconstruction After Pipe Bursts in Montrose Homes

After damaging water emergencies like burst pipes in your home, it can be easy to be overwhelmed by the damage one broken piece of plumbing can cause. Because much of your plumbing system is intentionally hidden from view, its position in wall assemblies threatens these structural elements when leaks or breaks occur.

After these disasters, water damage reconstruction for Montrose homes always begins with the needed controlled demolition. Our contractors must reach the compromised portion of plumbing, and the only way to do this is through the wall system containing this pipe. The demolition will need to remove several elements to provide the kind of access required to replace broken plumbing, including:

  • Drywall
  • Framing
  • Insulation

It is customary to choose the fastest repair plan for the plumbing. With many homes still operating with copper fittings and pipes, we can use similar materials in the rebuild. ProPress fittings allow our contractors to install new pipe portions in a matter of minutes, even if the area is still wet.

The Damaged Wall System Materials

The presence of water especially damages drywall. In as little as a few hours, drywall can become saturated and begin to swell. Not only is this unattractive, but it can pose a threat to your family if it were to collapse. Reciprocating saws can remove these damaged portions of sheetrock to save the entire panel from replacement. Insulation exposed can also be removed with a vacuum to create the ideal pathway for efficient drying by our SERVPRO restoration partners.

After the Drying of the Residence

Once restoration nears its end, our contractors are back in action to replace the removed portion of the wall assembly. Any framing removed to access the plumbing system must be reinstalled, and connected drywall can cover these newly placed studs. With new panels installed where we made flood cuts, the gypsum board can be finished to create a seamless appearance before our construction team primes and paints the surface to match the rest of the room.

Water damage reconstruction services can occur after many types of disasters in your home. With the frequency of water damage emergencies for Telluride and Montrose properties, we keep an emergency response team ready to help. Whenever you need build-back for your home, our Disaster Reconstruction Services team can help. Give us a call anytime at (970) 564-3498.