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Water Damaged Drywall

Our emergency service technicians are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our first priority is to get your home or business water damaged drywall fixed as quickly as possible.

We Know that if you live in Sarasota, FL, you may need emergency water removal services for things you may not expect.

Most homes in Sarasota have drywall in it, and this drywall can become wet in a variety of ways, anything from leaks in the ceiling to flood situations caused by the heavy rains.

Often, many people don’t even know how many different ways water can enter their drywall, but understanding where to look is the best way to prevent it from happening in the first place.

Causes of Drywall Water Damage:

  • Broken Pipe
  • Broken water line to an appliance
  • Roof leaks
  • Flood damage
  • Poorly sealed vents, windows or doors

Needless to say your drywall is always at risk of water damage.  So identifying the signs of water damage is the best way to avoid future problems and is extremely important in order to maintain a safe comfortable home or business.

Signs Of Water Damage:

  • Staining or Discoloration
  • Musty odor
  • Bowed or warped sections of drywall
  • Damp areas, puddles or intermittent water leaks  

If you don’t address these signs of water damage to your drywall, it can very easily result in a serious mold issue or structural damage.

What happens if you find a leak? Or you have identified water damage? The next question becomes “How do I dry out my drywall?

Once drywall has become wet its important to act fast because depending on the extent of the damage, you maybe able to dry it without having to replace the drywall.

Although its best to contact a licensed professional to insure the job is done properly, here are a few useful tips on how to dry out your drywall.

Tips:

  • Fans
    • When it comes to water damage, it’s always a good idea to get as much air circulating through the room as possible. Box fans work great, and if you have ceiling fan turn that on as well.
  • Towels
    • After the fans are in place, check for water that might have collected on the floor below the wet drywall, use a towel to clean it up. Keep in mind if you attempt to dry the drywall with a towel you can cause further damage to the already weak drywall. 
  • Air conditioning system
    • Turn the temperature down on the thermostat.  This will cause the AC system to run more often, de-humidifying the air, which will help to dry the wet drywall.
  • Additional Measures
    • If you are able: removing the sheetrock in the ceiling can be a very effective way to get air to circulate behind the drywall.

*If you are taking this step, your drywall more than likely is beyond repair and needs to be replaced immediately. 

*Even if the drywall is dried out completely but continues to sage or warp it will need to be replaced to avoid structural issues

Preventative Measure:

Having to replace your drywall is never something you want to go through.  So what can you do to avoid the situation entirely?

Unfortunately due to the weather in Sarasota, it may not be entirely possible to avoid it but here are a few tips to minimize your risk of water damage.

Preventative Tips:

  • Know the main causes of the water damage to drywall
  • Schedule annual home inspections for leaks, water damaged areas and plumbing system issues.

24-Hour Emergency Service: Call Accutech 941-378-0700

Contact us to meet with you and your insurance adjuster for a detailed estimate for all your restoration and reconstruction work.

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