Cabinets reflect the vision you have of your home- modern and sleek, modern farmhouse, elegant traditional, or family friendly. Because of the proximity to water sources, cabinets frequently end up affected by water. Plumbing lines under the sink, dishwasher floods, overflow from the tub, and laundry room disasters can all lead to damaged cabinets.
Excess water can cause significant damage to wooden furniture and cabinets will require the immediate attention from restoration professionals like Restoration 1 of Denton County.
Wood is a porous material that absorbs water and is vulnerable to serious damage when a home floods. Drying cabinets after a water damage incident is a specialized process that requires expertise.
Hardwood cabinets withstand water exposure more evenly and for a longer period of time. When dried promptly with proper tools and techniques, quality cabinets might be restored without any ugly stains, marks, or warped components.
To completely dry the hidden spaces, water damage professionals typically remove the cabinet kick plate, then move in air movers, dehumidifiers, and warm air injectors.
After a thorough drying, they will take the cabinets off the hinges. This step is to avoid damage to the various parts. It will also avoid finishing liquids dripping on the counters or floors, as well.
To make sure that there are no previous stains or damage shown through the paint, most professionals apply a coat of primer before an oil-based paint. After cabinets have been fully dried, all surfaces should be treated with biocides formulated to prevent mold growth.
At the lower price point of cabinets is MDF, a product made from wood by products. When this medium-density fiberboard sustains slight water damage, our water damage restoration team will attempt to repair it. Swells can be sanded down if the MDF hasn’t crumbled or separated to any extent.
However, if you’ve had serious damage, the best solution is to replace it. The material weakens because the glues that hold the fibers together will dissolve when wet for even a short amount of time.
Not all kitchen or bathroom cabinets will be salvageable. You’ll need to understand how bad the damage is, and how expensive any new cabinets will cost. A professional water damage restoration team will be able to assess if the cost of repair, refacing, refinishing or replacing is best in your situation.
For example, sometimes some of the cabinet boxes could be water damaged, but the damage doesn’t affect the face frames, door fronts, or drawer fronts. In that case, a water damage restoration team could remove the non-damaged parts, build new cabinet boxes, and reattach the original face frames, doors, and drawer fronts to match the upper cabinet boxes.
After a serious water disaster, the resulting structural damages may require reconstruction or renovation services from a professional team. The experts at Restoration 1 of Denton County are ready at a moment’s notice to begin reconstruction services on your damaged property.
Don’t do the repairs piecemeal – count on a full service water damage restoration team to handle the clean up, dry out and repairs to all the parts of your home. Our professionals have the processes and procedures to keep the project organized and running smoothly. Expect respect for your home and great communication with the team lead. If you’ve had a major water disaster, contact us for 24/7 Emergency Service in Flower Mound, Lewisville, Argyle, Highland Village or anywhere in Denton County.