Wet Wall Drying, Drying Water Damaged Walls, Acton Concord Sudbury Harvard MA

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By Clay King  AAA Flood Drying

Drying walls that have sustained dampness from a water damage situation is part science and part art. There are many methods to drying out a wet wall. Choosing the best way is key to success, this knowledge comes with many years of experience drying walls. Some methods that can be used are:

    • Wet Wall Removal, removing all wall that has gotten wet.
  • Limited opening of the damp wall. Get dry air to the back of the wall.
  • Pin rolling the wet wall to expose the wet drywall to more dry air.
  • Octi-Dry wall drying system.
  • Wall Intruder Wall Drying System.
  • Injectidry System. Inserting hot dry air with nozzles to dry behind the wet wall.
  • Injectidry Direct-It-In. Also injecting hot dry air behind wet wall.
  • Turbovent, Wall drying system.
  • Mini Turbovent Wall drying system
  • In-Place-Drying, Massive warm dry air movement across wet wall surface.
  • Focused Energy Drying, elevated temperature against wet area.
  • Infared Heaters, bake damp walls dry.
Each wall drying system has advantages and disadvantages. Weighing the options and employing the best drying method for your wet walls makes a big difference in the success of the project.
Below is a video of the “In-Place-Drying” method. Walls are not opened, and Massive amounts of hot very dry air are focused on the wet walls. This cannot be used all the time, but when it works repair and fix up costs are highly reduced.

 

Water Damaged Walls can lead to Mold Damage

Wet walls and carpet can be a real problem to fix. In the past demolition of all the damaged material was your only repair option. Drying a wet wall can be done many ways but usually involves some form of opening or limited demolition. With new methods and under the right circumstances water damage to walls and hardwood floors can be dried out with limited or no damage avoiding costly repair costs.

If you only dry out the wet carpet and do not dry the wet walls mold can grow causing mold damage. Quite often home owners focus their attention on the wet carpet and pad and ignore the moisture in the walls. There is usually more mold damage in the walls than there is in the carpet. Home owners cannot see the mold growing on the back side of the walls, this is called hidden mold.

For help in MA or NH please call AAA Flood Drying at 978-392-1895