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Water Damage In Portland Home Affecting Wallpaper

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

infographic about wall paper Trust SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne to help you make the damage "Like it never even happened."

When walls are wet, wallpaper acts as a vapor barrier and restricts our ability to dry it. Special drying measures may be needed when this barrier is present.

Here are a few tips on helping to dry out your home faster and more efficiently when sheetrock covered in wallpaper is wet

  • Peel away covering to expose wet drywall 
  • If mold or microbial growth is present behind the wall, air movement can spread mold or microbial growth spores throughout the structure 
  • Perforate the wall to ventilate 
  • Remove baseboard to ventilate the wall cavity 

If your home suffers water damage from things like an appliance failure, a pipe break, or storm damage, trust SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne to help you make the damage "Like it never even happened." 

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