Walls and Cabinet Drying

Water Damage Restoration: How to Dry Behind Drywall and Walls

At All Clean Restoration, we get this question a lot “how to dry out walls after a leak”? Here is our process and a few pictures to help you get a better idea of how professional restoration companies handle this.

Our trained water restoration technicians use moisture detectors to determine whether wall cavities have been affected by a flood or leaking. This includes determining if the insulation and drywall within the wall cavity is wet.

Baseboard moldings are then removed, and holes are bored into each wall bay (the void between the studs) below the baseboard trim, this reduces repairs to your trim. Tubing, which is attached to our wall drying system, is then inserted into the wall at regular intervals. The system creates a strong airflow across hidden wet materials to effect drying. The fan can either dry items by injection drying (forcing air into wall cavities), or extraction drying (pulling moist air out of the enclosed cavity). Once the operation is completed, the baseboard molding is reinstalled.

Water Damage Restoration Service: How to Dry Behind Cabinets

Have you had water damage behind your kitchen or bathroom cabinets? Our bathroom and kitchen cabinet water damage drying system uses similar equipment to dry out voids under base cabinets, behind filler panels, and behind cabinets. Easy-to-patch holes provide the access for the blower tubing.

When cabinetry is damaged by water from a leaky dishwasher, refrigerator, or pipes underneath the kitchen or bathroom sink – act quickly. The faster you have a water damage restoration company, like All Clean Restoration, assess the damage – the more likely you will be able to salvage the cabinets and lessen your potential for black mold to begin growing.