Coeur d’Alene Home With Water Damaged Walls

Unwanted water in your home can cause damage to many areas, floors, walls, ceilings, furniture, appliances, and more.  In some cases, water damage can be avoidable, but we can’t stop all water damage so where do homeowners need to focus their restoration efforts?

One area to focus on that you might now think about is your home’s walls.  It is important to check the amount of moisture that has been absorbed by your walls to prevent mold growth from happening.  The best way to ensure that all water has been dried out in your walls is by calling a professional water removal company that has the tools to determine the water levels lurking in and behind your drywall.  

Drywall is absorbent and can wick water up to 30 inches throughout both sides of the drywall.  One reason why it is important to call a professional water removal company, is because you can see some of the damaged drywall because of the wet paper, but there could be water absorbed that you might not see that a certified water removal specialist would see with the right tools.

If you want to attempt to dry out the water in your walls yourself, you can try and soak up the excess water and run a couple of dehumidifiers but you won’t have the correct tools to ensure that all water is absorbed and water left in your home can lead to hazardous mold growth.  

Our team here at Pacific Dryforce has tools like a non-invasive moisture meter to determine the amount of moisture left in your home’s walls and floors after unwanted water enters your home.  We are an IICRC team so we understand the importance of doing the water removal job the right way.  Pacific Dryforce serves the following cities and their surrounding areas: Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry, Rathdrum, Priest River, Spirit Lake, Athol, Hayden, Hauser Lake, and we also proudly serve the Spokane, Washington area including but not limited to Spokane, Airway Heights, Newport, Mead, etc.