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Wednesday 19 June 2019

My Drywall is Wet! What Should I Do? Water Damage Spreads Quickly!

Posted by at 9:00 AM

If your drywall is wet, you need to take care of it immediately. Water damage in drywall occurs quickly, but you can limit the damage if you take action as soon as you notice the problem. For help with this or other water removal services, call the water removal experts at Accutech.

Why Wet Drywall is a Problem

As with carpet, once drywall is wet, it can become a breeding ground for mold, which can quickly spread throughout your home or business. Wet drywall can also sag and lose its structural integrity. For these reasons, it’s often best to remove and replace the damaged areas of drywall as soon as possible.

What You Can Do Now

If you notice wet drywall, you should first determine the source of the problem. Whether it’s a leak, a flood or other water problem that’s causing your drywall to be wet, get this fixed immediately to prevent further water damage in the drywall and other areas of your home or business. Once this is done, you can address the issue of the wet drywall. Next, use fans and dehumidifiers to help eliminate moisture from the air to help prevent the spread of the water through your drywall.

Remove Water Damage in Drywall

As soon as possible, have a professional remove and replace the areas with water damage in your drywall. Removing a little more than is visibly damaged can help ensure no moist drywall is left behind. Treat wet drywall the same as you would a wet carpet—call a professional within 24 hours. This is the best way to limit water damage in your drywall.

Call the Water Removal Experts

Call Accutech as soon as possible. We can fix water leaks, provide profession water removal services for your floors, and consult you on other water damage issues that may be present. For more information on preventing water damage in drywall, carpet and other flooring, contact us today.