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How Does SERVPRO Manage Wet Drywall in Port Saint Lucie Homes?

2/22/2022 (Permalink)

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Wet and Water-Damaged Drywall Must be Corrected with Specific Restoration Actions in Port Saint Lucie Properties

One of the first materials to become severely damaged by water and plumbing leaks in your home is the drywall. Because so much of your service line is hidden in the wall assemblies, sensitive materials like sheetrock rapidly absorb moisture.  

Weeping Standing Water and Promoting Airflow

Once materials like drywall have become damp, water damage restoration in Port Saint Lucie homes involves the initial actions of relieving the structural cavity of standing water. This process is a combination of steps that drains pooling water in the wall assembly and promotes airflow. Some tools used in this process include:

  • Positive and negative pressure machines
  • Low profile air movers
  • Moisture detection tools

What is a Flood Cut? 

This process is where our experienced professionals determine the general height of water damage on sensitive materials like drywall and create a dry line. Below this taped line, the surface structural elements like the gypsum board and the baseboards are removed and discarded. Partial demolition allows for fewer material costs and often a faster installation process. 

Is It Easier to Replace Entire Drywall Panels? 

In some situations, our general contractor license can benefit us more easily decide to remove full sheetrock and gypsum board panels. With irregular wet lines of moisture-wicking into the material, flood cuts might not be feasible. Our professionals can demo the existing drywall, hang new panels, finish the seams and screw points, treat the material with antimicrobial products, and paint it to match existing walls. 

Drywall can be among the more sensitive building materials when water and moisture are a concern. Our fast response to emergencies allows us to mitigate losses in area homes and protect more of these installed elements from tear-out and replacement. Give our SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE team a call today at (772) 362-7060.

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