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Old 07-13-2014, 02:40 AM   #1
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I had a supply line burst in an upstairs bathroom adjacent to a carpeted closet. The entire very large bathroom was flooded and the room below had water dripping through the drywall ceilings following flood. The saturated carpet remained in closet for 4 days and water puddled on wood subfloor upon removal. The water restoration company did not attempt to dry or drill holes in wall for of closet for 8 days.
The restoration company and insurance agent agree floor and drywall in closet do not need to be replaced. Below this room is the kitchen which has had all drywall and cabinets removed and drying equipment in place since 6 days following flood.
Question: if moisture readings are within acceptable ranges now should the floor and drywall remain or be removed? It seems like common sense would dictate replacement after floor and drywall sat in (clean) water for nearly a week but perhaps I'm overreacting. I'd appreciate any guidance.

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Typically, drywall is removed if it was allowed to remain wet for 4 days or more---

However,from a practical standpoint,the board may be fine if it has a dehumidifier drying it out.

The restoration companies will fight to get as much work out of a job as possible---odd that they side with the insurance company on this.--

We may be missing some facts---more details please.--Mike--

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