Drywall Water Damage Indicators & Repair Process
Water damage to the drywall is very common, and the longer the property owner waits before repairing the affected areas, the worse the damage is. Common indicators include staining on ceiling or walls, swollen drywall, musty odor, loose or broken tiles in shower or bathroom, and soft and fragile drywall which breaks easily.
The water damage repair process begins with a SERVPRO of Santee/Lakeside technician identifying the water source. Then, the team can assess the severity of the water damage and remove any water damaged drywall. Finally, the technicians will dry and restore the water damaged areas.
The pictured home had water damage to their drywall caused by a pipe like from within the wall. Due to the location of the broken pipe, the drywall had to be completely removed in a few bedrooms which shared the wall. SERVPRO of Santee/Lakeside technicians set in place a few dehydration fans to absorb the moisture and circulate the air in the affected rooms. The carpet flooring had to be removed, but rooms with tile could be dried with fans.
If you find yourself with drywall water damage, call SERVPRO of Santee/Lakeside at (619) 258-7200. Our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened."