Wet Drywall in Basement
Wet drywall in your basement is a sign of a water leak. Don’t assume you can just replace the drywall; you’ll need to find and fix the basement leak. If you don’t fix the leak, then you’ll waste a lot of time and money replacing the drywall when that’s not the source of the problem.
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Wet Drywall – What Do I Need to Do First?
In order to fix your wet drywall, you’ll need to find its source. While it sounds simple enough, after you tear out your wet drywall, a complete inspection of your basement is in order. *Note – just because your basement is wet doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a leak.
Why Can’t I Just Replace the Wet Drywall?
If you don’t fix the basement leak, then you’ll just be wasting money replacing your wet drywall. The leak will continue; ruining the new drywall and costing you even more money.
The wet drywall in your damp basement is the perfect place for mold to grow. Look for dark spots or light fuzzy patches near the wet spot in your drywall. And be careful if you remove the drywall, there could be a mold colony already growing behind the wet drywall.
What Do I Do Now?
Wet drywall is a haven for mold, and mold is a health hazard!
Don’t put yourself at risk.
Get in touch with one of our basement waterproofing experts for a free inspection.
Our professional basement waterproofing specialists will work with you to find the best solution for your wet drywall, mold problem and damp basement.
Free Homeowner’s Guide to Basement Waterproofing
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