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Nov 26

Does Water Ruin Drywalls

Drywall has been the main building material in homes and is often a target for water damage. Drywall is affordable, can be installed quickly, and can easily be cut to size. This makes it an ideal material for construction. Although drywall is often used for walls and ceilings, it is highly susceptible to water damage.

Water and Drywall Drywall are rigid panels made of white, gypsum-mineral rock and sandwiched with thick exterior newspaper. It absorbs water quickly, which is its biggest disadvantage. This can lead to significant water-related issues like the following:

  • Once saturated, drywall tends not to lose water and will dry slowly.
  • Like a sponge, the absorbent gypsum material draws in water like a sponge. If water remains on the floor, it can be absorbed up to an inch per hour by the drywall.
  • Drywall can become brittle, lose its structural integrity, and even collapse. Drywall damaged from water exposure cannot be restored and must therefore be replaced.
  • The absorbent material cannot be retained if the water supply is polluted or contaminated with toxic substances. It must be removed and re-used.
  • Even when there are no contamination or structural issues, ceilings that have been exposed to water may appear discolored and require repairs.

Molds & Drywall

Also, drywall damaged by water is a favorable environment for the growth and spread of toxic mold. Dormant mold spores, which are porous and can remain wet for extended periods, will soon be activated when water is exposed. Removing and replacing drywall infected by mold can be difficult.


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