02:47PM | 10/12/04
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I own a 4 story brownstone in New York City and suffered a severe water leak from a pipe in the hall on the top floor. I've removed all wet capeting and padding but a moisture meter indicates that the drywall hall ceilings and some of the hall drywall walls were thoroughly saturated. There's no sign of standing water and the drywall hasn't bubbled or turned mushy though the seams are showing. (The bldg was renovated 25 years ago, so the drywall is that old.)

I've turned on the heat to help dry things out, but I'm worried about mold behind the walls and ceilings and also structural stability. I'd appreciate any advice and insights.


04:09PM | 10/12/04
If the rock did not remain saturated for days then it will probably dry out and have it's strength returned. Mold usually doesn't start growing for a few days at least. Since mold is such an emotional issue you may want to check the epa's site on mold.
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