Water damage, whether from a flood, burst pipe, or roof leak, presents several common challenges. You’ll likely face issues with water-damaged drywall, flooring, and other structural elements of your home. Additionally, mold and mildew can become problematic. Beyond structural concerns, you will also need to address cosmetic damage, as most homeowners prefer to restore their homes to their original appearance.

Drywall Vulnerability

Drywall is particularly susceptible to water damage. It quickly loses its structural integrity and often retains unsightly stains even after drying. Mold spores can rapidly proliferate inside the walls, and before long, a noticeable mildew odor will permeate your home.

Assessing and Repairing Drywall

In some situations, water-damaged drywall can be repaired rather than replaced, depending on the extent of the moisture. After stopping the water source, use a moisture reader to evaluate the drywall. A reading above one percent signifies significant damage.

Drying Out the Area

Next, use air-moving equipment to dry out the affected area. Seal the room to make it airtight, and employ large fans and dehumidifiers to aid the evaporation process. It may take three or more days to completely dry the room, after which you can decide how to handle the drywall.

Professional Assessment and Repair

A professional can evaluate the condition of your water-damaged drywall and determine whether a fresh coat of paint and mold remediation will suffice or if sections need to be replaced. Trust the expertise of an experienced professional to avoid future issues like crumbling walls or mold-related health problems.

If you experience water damage, contact us immediately to help dry out the area. We will assist in assessing the damage to water-damaged drywall and other structures, ensuring your home is restored to a safe and sound condition.