Drywall Water Damage Restoration for Your New Haven Home with SERVPRO
Signs of Water-Damaged Drywall in New Haven Properties
Water damage in New Haven homes can stem from many sources. Regardless of the cause, responding quickly to water damage is crucial since the damage from excess water continues to spread until the source is identified and the affected materials are fully restored. When water damage occurs, it’s likely to affect the drywall making up your home’s walls and ceilings. While drywall is sturdy, it can quickly deteriorate and become soft and weak once it is saturated, thus losing its structural integrity.
Drywall water damage restoration in New Haven homes is possible. However, this depends on the water category it is exposed to and how long it was exposed. For example, with category three water on drywall, replacement is necessary. Since water damage is only sometimes apparent, a professional is mainly needed to assist. SERVPRO quickly responds to water damage emergencies and helps identify any hidden moisture in your home.
Signs of moisture damage on drywall:
- Discoloration, such as brown or yellow stains, on the surface of the wall
- Sagging or bulging can compromise its structural integrity
- Peeling paint or wallpaper
- Visible mold is a clear sign of moisture damage
- Warping or buckling
Steps To Restore Water Damage on Drywall
Using a non-penetrating moisture meter, our crews identify areas of moisture accumulation before they become visible to the naked eye. The device helps prevent the unnecessary removal of drywall by detecting areas of moisture that can be dried out and restored. We also perform a visual inspection by making a giant hole to check for water on the supporting studs.
Fixing water damage on drywall involves several steps:
- Removing and replacing any contaminated sections
- Thoroughly cleaning and decontaminating the affected area
- Drying the space
When removing drywall, our crews cut out the affected panels. The restoration team uses drying equipment, including dehumidifiers and air movers, to dry out the other affected area. Sometimes the affected area may require cleaning and disinfection using antimicrobial agents and specialized cleaning solutions to prevent microbial growth. We finalized by replacing damaged drywall and repainting the wall.
Contact SERVPRO of New Haven for drywall water damage restoration at (203) 234-1100. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.