How to Repair Wet Drywall: The Big Picture

More often than not, wet drywall does not happen on purpose. There is the occasional saturation done by professionals to get it to bend in order to fix another problem. However, it usually occurs because of a leak of some sort, whether it is a roof leak, foundation leak, or chronic condensation. Whether you’re experiencing water damage in Orange County or any other county for that matter, wet drywall can in fact lead to bigger problems. The added weight in the drywall by water coupled with the decreased structural integrity is a recipe for disaster. Not only can drywall panels tear away from the fasteners, but the entire ceiling itself can come crashing down. Luckily, repairing wet drywall is not exceedingly difficult.

How to Repair Wet Drywall: Fixing It Yourself

If the source of the leak is found and stopped in a fast, efficient manner, then a wet drywall can sometimes dry of its own accord. That is, if it is not wet for extended periods of time (two to three days), then drywall normally regains its original strength upon drying. Applying a coat of sealer that is solvent based will of course help with stains.  Finishing with a coat of paint will help with stains as well. Things do get a bit trickier if it is too far gone to repair itself. At this point, the wet drywall must be cut out to minimize mold growth. At this point, calling professional is probably necessary.

How to Repair Wet Drywall: Calling in a Professional

Calling in a professional for water damage in Orange County of this magnitude is probably a good idea. Repairing wet drywall through replacing it can be tricky and time consuming. If done wrong, additional time and money will probably need to be spend, so getting an expert to do it would be the best choice.

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