The Rains Are Over - It’s Time To Begin Rebuilding!
The worst of the rainfall is over and now it’s time for the clean-up and repairs to begin. The province has announced that it has expanded its emergency financial assistance for people who saw their homes and buildings damaged or destroyed by flooding and landslides. When a claim is approved, the government will pay out 80% of the total eligible damage for amounts between $1,000 and $300,000.
We completely understand that the magnitude of repairs can be daunting as you ask yourself, where to begin? Argenta Painting is a Vancouver-based residential and commercial painting and contracting company and we are here to assist you in repairing the damages that your homes and businesses sustained during BC’s unprecedented flooding. We strive to help you make the best and thoughtful decisions about renovations and repairs.
Mold Can’t Hide From Us!
The first thing that we need to consider is mold. It’s hazardous to your health and to the health of your home or building. Mold begins to grow as soon as 24 to 48 hours after the water has crossed a barrier. Our crew can help to spot mold and we will review the necessary repairs that are needed to stop its spread and widespread damage with you.
Don’t Dread The Drywall
Drywall is a wonderful product because it’s fire-resistant, it helps to insulate, and it provides a lovely, flat, blank canvas to decorate. However, it is no match for water and acts like a sponge that breaks down quickly. It is guaranteed that your drywall has been damaged in the flood. Drywall is one of our specialties at Argenta and we can put up new drywall quickly and efficiently and have your walls ready for that fresh coat of paint.
Should I Think About Pressure Washing?
The answer is a resounding yes! As floodwaters recede, a lot of mud is left behind. Pressure, or power washing, is important because it gets rid of mold, mildew, dirt, and debris that can cause more damage to your home or business. Pressure washing cleans surfaces and prepares them to be renovated, repaired, or otherwise worked on. It’s a crucial step in the flood cleanup.
The Concrete May Look Dry, But Is it?
Repairing water damage to concrete flooring presents some unique challenges. We understand that it’s imperative that the floor doesn’t just appear dry, but that it is dry before repairs to it, and the surrounding walls, can be made. Moisture evaporates from concrete and any water-based adhesives will not stick if the floor isn’t dry. We will take the necessary time and steps to ensure the concrete is ready for any skin or flooring.
Carpentry - Building Again
After a flood, there will be areas of your house or business that will be holding pockets of water. Our crew will check areas such as behind baseboards, light switch plates, underneath bathtubs and vanities, and in and below cupboards to make sure that are no standing puddles that would encourage the growth of mold.
Our skilled carpenters can then get to work and repair or replace damaged wood in floors, walls, baseboards, and stairs. They can also build new cupboards, crown molding, decks, doors, shelves, window casings, and more.
A Fresh Coat Of Paint Makes Everything New Again!
A fresh coat of paint definitely has practical purposes. Light shades help to make small spaces appear larger and brighter. Different colors have different effects on human psychology and even on our physical bodies. Paint is a barrier that helps to repel mold, mildew, and even insects. But most important, particularly after enduring a catastrophic event like flooding, a newly painted space just makes you feel happier.
Our painting crews are experienced in helping you to choose the best colors and making residential and commercial spaces look like new.