Wet Sheetrock Removal
One of the services that many carpet cleaners provide is wet Sheetrock removal. This service is usually part of a larger water damage remediation job, but every once in a while, just Sheetrock is affected. Sheetrock can become wet from a number of different sources.
Rising water can wet drywall or sheetrock very easily. Whether it be from rising flood waters or from a flooded basement. If this is how your drywall becomes wet, the water damage restoration will use a meter to test the extent of the damage. They will then cut out the affected sheetrock or drywall so that the interior of the wall and the structure of your home can dry properly.
This is another big cause of wet sheetrock. Any sheetrock that has come into contact with raw sewage must be removed for obvious health reasons. Not many people will argue with the fact that drywall or sheetrock affected by sewage can not be saved. Your water damage technician will determine the extent of the damage and remove all of the affected material and safely dispose of it.
Broken Pipes or Water Heaters
When a pipe bursts or a water heater breaks, it will quickly wet your home or office sheetrock. This is especially true if the break occurs in an attic or second floor. Just like with damage caused by rising water, your technician will measure the affected area with a water detection meter and cut out the necessary material.
In addition to the top three sources above, there are many other ways that sheetrock can become wet and damaged. Sources such as roof leaks, pet urine damage, humidity problems and any one of a number of other sources.