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Our Water Damage Experts Discuss Options For Saturated Drywall In Your Chicago Apartment

12/8/2019 (Permalink)

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Options for Saturated Drywall in Chicago Studio Apartments

Drywall is a staple of modern construction and the fastest method for constructing walls against the framework for Chicago apartments. These materials, however accessible they might be, are also among the most susceptible to water losses and saturation. Without immediate action from qualified and trained professionals like our SERVPRO team, exposure of water to the drywall areas of your home can have even costlier effects.

Knowing how to either protect all of your drywall, or the currently unaffected parts, is a vital element to water removal in Chicago apartments. Studio apartments specifically can allow for water losses to spread throughout your entire unit with little to stop the flow but the walls and flooring. Prolonged exposure can also threaten adjoining apartments, encouraging a prompt acquisition of professional restorers like our team. There are options to protect your drywall and other damaged surfaces beginning as soon as our professionals arrive.

It is possible to protect the installed drywall, even if moderately saturated with clean water, but this process must happen quickly. In as little as 24 hours, water pulled into the porous wallboard begins to alter the composition of the material, warping and distorting it. Once any swelling has begun, drying techniques like air movers, dehumidifiers, and direct heating are ineffective for these portions of the material.

Controlled demolition is an effective strategy to ensure the continuity of restoration practices without delays. We have an on-board team of contractors capable of handling focused demolition so that walls above flood cuts and removed carpeting or hardwood flooring can also get replaced when necessary. Removing damaged portions of drywall allow for a faster drying process and reduce total build back times when in the later phases of recovery.

Studio apartments can become a challenging residence when contending with a water loss incident. With the speed that conditions can spread through the open floor plan and other potential units that can become affected as well, you need qualified professionals like our SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher team. Give our rapid response crew a call today at (708) 672-0077.

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