Residential Water Damage Restoration – Drying Techniques
Trapped moisture within a wall cavity can lead to the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria, not to mention compromise structural integrity. This is known as secondary damage. Microbial growth will occur on the paper surface of drywall if allowed to remain wet for extended periods of time. In most cases, this form of damage requires the removal of the affected material.
In order to reduce the need for extensive repairs, it is usually best to remove the baseboards and drill into the wall at the floor level. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle enhances the drying and evaporation efforts further by feeding air movers blowing into the wall with a dehumidifier, or warming wall surfaces with direct heat.