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What about cabinets? Should they be removed?

Posted: August 17, 2016

Unfortunately, this is a question that is hard for people. I say, “ALL lower cabinets need to go”. If someone says different, you are more than welcome to take your chances. Sheetrock wicks moisture, and in doing so it gets between the Rock and the back of the cabinet as well as below the cabinet. This is a perfect breeding ground for mold. Many cabinets can be saved, if you are careful, and then the kick plates and sides can be re-skinned once dry. It is very difficult to get most counters off in one-piece. I know this is a place many people try to save money and really fight to not do, but you should remove them. 

I received a call saying that an insurance adjuster told a family to NOT remove cabinets. And, it would be a week before he could get there. I need an insurance adjuster to comment to this. Leaving cabinets will leave you exposed to mold. My recommendation would be to have a licensed GC {General Contractor} or mitigation company write a letter saying they need to come out then remove them. I suspect this is an adjusted that doesn’t have a clue!!! I have NEVER seen a claim for cabinets counters or appliances denied after a flood, even if it was low water!!!!

Written by RJ Cavalier of  

RJ has been an invaluable resource to many during the recent natural disasters. He is a tenured construction management professional with vast experience in remodel and new construction for both residential and commercial industries, and disaster recovery. His passion is missions work, both locally by serving his community and internationally. He has visited Haiti twice to aid in the rebuild process after the devastating earthquake in 2010 and also South Africa. He has worked in disaster rescue and recovery, assisting hundreds of homeowners after major disaster events such as hurricanes, floods and earthquakes…..and now RJ is partnering with Paul’s House to bring you much-needed information about how to recover from flooding. He also has his own blog at

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