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How Do I Fix Water-Damaged Drywall in My Patchogue Home?

6/28/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged ceiling in need of repair Water damage can affect both the contents and structure of your home. Contact team SERVPRO to assess and remediate.

Our Professionals and Contractors can Work to Offer Efficient Solutions to Dry and Repair Damaged Areas of Your Home After a Water Loss

In many ways, drywall is one of the most sensitive materials in yourPatchogue homeafter a water loss incident. While water can collect on surfaces like the flooring, many of these materials have lower permeance, so they are not as absorbent as porous materials like sheet-rock. After a water emergency, drywall can immediately begin absorbing migrating water and wicking this moisture up the surface to damage a considerable portion of the wall.

While we have qualified technicians and contractors to offer water damage repair to Patchogue home and businesses, we first must assess the spread and severity of this loss incident. To do this, we dispatch our project manager and crew chief to walk through the property and catalog damages, note pre-existing conditions, and assess the structural integrity of exposed materials like the drywall. Because these wall materials can become irreparably damaged and as little as 24 hours, it is often the most cost-effective to discard damaged materials and replace them.

What Must Happen Before Reinstalling Drywall?

Because it is often more cost-effective to reinstall drywall instead of drying this material, we must follow a specific set of steps to make the process as efficient as possible. In every scenario where reconstruction is necessary, careful and calculated controlled demolition starts the entire sequence. With drywall, it is often possible to create a dryline where moisture damage stops to protect the upper portion of the wall and reduced material costs for the replacement. Also, other vital steps must take place, including: 

  • Drying the structural cavities
  • Assessing the condition of structural framing
  • Applying antimicrobial solutions
  • Preparing the area for material installation

Whether your property needs reconstruction or not after a water loss incident, our SERVPRO of Patchogue team can help by calling (631) 924-1801.

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