Drying Walls After Water Damage

Walls can get wet from a number of ways including broken pipes or mother nature herself. It’s easy to toss out furniture but when it comes to the wall, that’s another story. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to fight water damage.

First off, never let water rot the walls for more than 2 days or you may need to start over with the structural wood and studs. Definitely allow air from the outside into the home so it can dry the walls as quick as possible. Consider using a box or industrial fan for 48 hours to fully dry the walls.

If you’ve left the walls wet for over 3 days, get a sharp razor blade and cut the rotting wood away. You may be able to do this on your own but leave it to the professionals. Contact AAA Flood Drying at 978-392-1895 for water damage removal in Massachusetts.