Wet Drywall Restoration Company
Nearly every room in your home uses drywall. This construction material goes by other names, including sheetrock and plasterboard. Drywall uses a combination of materials to create thick and durable panels. When someone builds a home, they will place the boards on the home’s frame and then use other materials on top of it to give the board a decorative look. When the drywall becomes wet, it causes the paint or wallpaper on the surface to peel away and can allow chunks of plaster to come loose from the wall. As a leading wet drywall restoration company, we have the experience that you need to repair and restore any type of drywall.
How Does Drywall Become Wet?
The most common reason why drywall becomes wet is rainwater. Let’s say that you have a small leak in your roof. While you might notice a small amount of water leaking onto your floor, you probably put off repairing the damage because it doesn’t seem like a big deal. In addition to the water that you see coming through the hole, there is even more water that you don’t see. That moisture can move from the roof to the corners of the room and then drip down the walls and behind the drywall. Drywall also becomes wet if you have a leaking air conditioner.
Signs of Wet Drywall
Before you call to find out about our wet drywall restoration services, you can examine the walls first and see if the drywall is wet. If you have wallpaper, a common sign that you’ll see is a wallpaper that stops sticking to the walls. Moisture can damage the wallpaper paste or adhesive and cause the wallpaper to peel away. You’ll notice similar problems if you painted the drywall. The paint can both peel away and develop bubbles beneath the surface. We also recommend using a sharp tool that you touch against the drywall. If the tool penetrates through the wall, you need a wet drywall solution.
One of the restoration maintenance solutions that we offer is the removal of the drywall. This is just one way to fix wet drywall and might not be something that you need. If the drywall remains wet for an extended period, you need to remove it. That moisture can penetrate deep into the wall and even cause damage to the frame beneath. If you allow the drywall to dry on its own, the original shape will typically change, which causes the wall to look uneven or warped.
Many people who own homes do not realize that wet drywall can cause mold. Mold can range in color from soft shades of yellow, blue, and green to darker shades of brown and black. You probably heard the warnings about black mold and how it can cause breathing problems and damage to your lungs. We have the training needed to examine the mold and determine if it’s a dangerous type that can make you sick. Our team removes any traces of the mold that you can see and the mold hidden in your walls.
Using a Sealant
For both home and business wet drywall, we often recommend using a specific type of sealant after we replace the drywall. Sometimes called Greenwall, this sealant completely coats the drywall and protects it against moisture damage. Though the drywall absorbs some of the sealants, the rest of it seals the sides and surface of the drywall to ensure that water cannot penetrate it. We will always remove the damaged drywall first and then add new drywall before using the sealant. If you have a leaky roof or air conditioner unit, using a sealant ensures that you don’t need to replace that drywall again due to moisture damage.
How to Dry Home Wet Drywall
Two solutions that you might try before calling for expert help include paper towels and fans. You’ll use the paper towels to blot the surface the same way that you would if a pet had an accident on the floor. Hold the towel in one hand and carefully press it against the drywall to absorb as much moisture as possible. This process takes a lot of time and doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get rid of all the moisture. Using fans is another option. You’ll want to place several fans near the drywall and put them in different directions. The fans pull moisture from the drywall and dry the surface. Even if these solutions work, you should still call us if you think that you need a drywall replacement.
How Long Does the Job Take?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you should start cleaning your home within 48 hours after a flood ends. This includes wet insulation and drywall in your home. We are a leading wet drywall restoration company that can schedule a time to come out as quickly as possible. Our team will check the drywall and determine how much moisture it absorbed, which lets us know whether we need to replace the drywall or use the right equipment to dry it. Whether you notice one patch of wet drywall or soggy drywall in multiple areas of your home, you can call us.
Schedule Wet Drywall Restoration Services Today
Wet drywall is more than just a minor nuisance that you might notice after a rainstorm. It can become wet because of a small leak in your roof that you ignored or because you have an AC unit that leaks. Not only will the water damage the paint or wallpaper that you used on the drywall, but it can cause the drywall to become crumbly. Simply touching the wall can result in chunks of plaster that shower down on you. Thanks to our 24/7 emergency response, we can handle calls that come in the middle of the night and on holidays. For the restoration maintenance that wet drywall needs at any hour of the day, call us to reach a talented team who cares about you.
At Restoration Maintenance, we know that our customers don’t follow the same 9 to 5 hours that others do, which is why we can handle emergency calls. If you need Wet Drywall Restoration as soon as possible, don’t hesitate to call us right away instead of using our contact form. We’ll get in touch as soon as we can and get a crew of wet drywall restoration specialists to your home just as quickly.