If you have a leak or your basement floods, chances are that most of the drywall that gets wet will need to be replaced as part of your water damage restoration efforts. But there may be a few pieces that do not swell and are only left with minor water spots and stains. Camouflaging these stains, rather than replacing the entire piece of drywall, will save you some cash on the cleanup efforts.
If you have found water in your basement and you don't know how long the water has been there, you want to call a water mitigation and disaster cleanup company to start working on the problem right away. Mold can start to form in your home just 24 hours after the water has been present, and you don't want to end up with a severe mold problem in your house. Here are a some of the things you want to ask when you call around to get a company to come to your home.