When a pipe burst within the walls of your kitchen, many structural elements can become immediately impacted. Not only will professionals need to remove saturated materials around the plumbing, but nearby structural fixtures like cabinets and flooring could also be damaged. Our reconstruction specialists help with efficient demolition and replacement of affected areas.
Clearing Debris and Bulk Material
Early action to start water damage reconstruction for Norwalk homes is removing structural debris and bulk materials. Clearing out the workspace shows where further demolition and attention are needed.
Taking Down Cabinets
Cabinets are removed by detaching them from anchor points on studs. Hanging units and base cabinets can both require removal to allow our team to access the full wall assembly behind them. If the water does not damage the cabinets, they can be safely stored for reinstallation after repaired drywall and water damage.
Assessing Drywall and Removing Damaged Panels
With the cabinets removed, we can inspect the condition of drywall around the damaged areas. Controlled demolition techniques ensure we remove only the moist materials to save on later costs and installation time. With drywall removed using oscillating saws and hand tools, we can thoroughly inspect the full wall assembly for any other demolition that might be required to materials like:
- Wood framing
Repairing Plumbing Fixtures
With exterior elements removed, we can reach the damaged plumbing. Whether a leak or burst pipe is to blame, work is necessary to this system to repressurize the service within the house and protect nearby building materials from further damage. Even though many homes still feature lead and copper pipes, replacing portions of the plumbing network with durable PEX material is often beneficial.
Reconstructing Missing Building Materials
Once the major repairs have been completed to the plumbing and other pressing concerns have been addressed by our construction team, we can work on replacing removed and discarded building materials, cabinets, and drywall. We have left a clean and stable foundation to replace gypsum board panels and strong studs to reinstall removed cabinetry.
There are many steps and stages to rebuilding portions of a kitchen compromised by burst pipes or leaks within the wall. As experienced reconstruction specialists, we provide a wealth of services to help following restoration services to make it Even Better Than Before. Give our Connecticut Reconstruction Services team a call today at (203) 239-0040.