If your house has recently been damaged by the flood, possibly as a result of a flooded or broken pump, you are likely to seek reconstruction as soon as possible. However, you should let your house dry before beginning repairs. Rushing to begin repairs too early can lead to the destruction of your home.  A good rule to dry your home is to double the time it takes to dry visible moisture. For example, if the humidity of your home takes a week to dry, invisible moisture can take a week longer to dry completely. This means that you must wait two weeks before starting to make repairs.  One way to help your home dry faster is to reduce the humidity in your home. This will not only dry your home faster but also reduce the risk of rot and mildew. The first good step is to open all the doors and windows of your home, which can reduce the humidity level inside your home. Connecting the dehumidifier can make your home less humid. The reduction of humidity in your home helps dehydrate as quickly as possible, which means that you can repair flood damage before.  Once you can begin to repair your home, you should think about the materials you will use. Some building materials are more resistant to moisture than others, which can help prevent or mitigate future damage caused by water. If you are rebuilding your home and living in an area where floods occur frequently, your favorite choice may be marine plywood. It is the most difficult of all types of plywood and best supports flooding in your home. Outdoor plywood is another option for homeowners who will probably not be overwhelmed by water regularly. It is not protected against floods but can withstand little humidity.  If you need to replace panels in your home, you can use synthetic panels instead of a wooden base. Synthetic wood panels are more resistant to moisture than traditional wood panels, which can reduce flood damage. You should also consider using galvanized nails instead of regular screws, as they will not rust if they flood.  Another source of concern is that flood damage caused the deformation of the windows of your home. To prevent this from happening in the future, you should consider installing metal or vinyl windows, which can prevent it. As the doors can also be deformed, you can also consider installing metal door frames. Repairing rough windows and doors can be very expensive, so it is useful to take preventive measures.


For more information, contact Vinny’s Jersey Plumbing, located in Wayne, New Jersey.  We also service other towns in New Jersey, such as Verona, Parsippany and Paramus.