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Toronto and the GTA are often prone to a heavy rain season in the spring and summer months. Unfortunately, with that comes excess water getting into your home. This can cause drywall damage and to the flooring as well. Not to worry though because all can be fixed when you have some knowledge and expertise about flooded basement repair.

We want you to be ready for the next big storm in Toronto and the GTA. These are some steps you can take to repair and paint your flooded basement.

Drywall Installation & Repair

Step 1: Eliminate the moisture for Flooded Basement Repair

  • • Extract all the water as soon as possible. This prevents further damage from occurring. Mops, cloths, dehumidifiers, and wet-vacs will all come in handy.
  • Clear out all the basement furniture or other items that came in contact with water.
  • • Try to remove the moisture that has been absorbed by wood, plaster and other materials.
  • • Wash out mud, dirt, or debris as soon as possible. Use a hose and mop, cloth, or sponge.

Step 2: Carefully inspect the damage to your Basement

  • • See what can be fixed, and what needs to be removed and replaced. Leaving damp drywall in place can lead to mold and structural problems.
  • • Sagged, blistering, and peeling areas will require specific attention.
  • • Make sure any damage to the basement structure has been repaired before trying to repair the drywall over it. Breaks in the plumbing or cracks in the foundation all need to be fixed or bigger problems will pop up.
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Step 3: Replace, Clean Up & Flooded Basement Repair

  • • Check out our other articles on repairing drywall, and if you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself, get a friend to help you, or hire a drywall repair professional to take care of it.
  • • To repair water-damaged drywall, examine the affected area carefully to make sure that it is still attached to the studs.
  • • If necessary, reattach the loose basement drywall with drywall screws. Try to work from the edge inwards.
  • • Any damaged drywall has to be cut out. Use a replacement piece cut to match the area that has been damaged. Newly installed drywall should be puttied and sanded smooth to match the surrounding wall in the basement.

Step 4: Finishing Touches on your Basement Drywall

  • • You can use two coats of oil primer. Most interior painting today is done with latex-based paint, because of the short drying time and low-odour.
  • • Unfortunately, when dealing with water damage and flooded basement drywall you can use oil, and let it dry completely between coats. This seals any dampness left by the water residue. It also prevent stains from being visible.
  • • Use a putty knife and compound to fill and patch any holes that became visible after priming. You can apply this straight over the primer.
  • • Sand the compound until it is smooth, then blend it with the rest of the wall.
  • • Apply another coat of primer and make sure it is dry. Now, you can paint over the primer as you wish.
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What about fresh interior paint colours after the repairs?

⇒ Now that you’ve fixed up your flooded basement and executed the drywall repair, it’s time for some interior painting in your basement! That’s the fun part, right? When you pick just the right basement paint colours, it can really help to create a cozy atmosphere.

⇒ So, now is your chance to really make your mark. If you didn’t love the interior paint colour you had done there prior to the flood, take the opportunity to perk up your basement space. If you’re interested in checking out some of the interior paint colour trends for 2021, check out this blog here. Remember, if you have fun with it, you’ll never want to leave your newly renovated basement!

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Don’t have it in you to deal with your flooded basement? If the work involved in repairing or home interior painting sounds like it involves too much time and energy to do yourself, let our interior painters handle everything! Call us at 416.494.9095 or email brian@HomePaintersToronto.com for a FREE quote. And don’t forget to check us out on our social media channels below! 

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