How to dry drywall

Old 05-26-16, 05:26 AM
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How to dry drywall

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Without tearing a hole in the ceiling, what is the best way I can attempt to dry out this wet drywall ceiling? I had a leak from the washer upstairs that saturated this ceiling. I have had a fan on it for a few days and it seems to be working. I wanted to know if there is a way I could accelerate the drying process. Perhaps heaters?
Old 05-26-16, 06:09 AM
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Use a fan........................
Old 05-26-16, 06:19 AM
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Yes, set up a fan or space heater blowing on the area as air movement will help carry the moisture away faster. You can also run a dehumidifier or the house's air conditioning to lower the humidity inside the home.
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I'd also cut/drill a small hole or two to facilitate the water removal, doesn't have to be a big hole - just an escape route for the water. Generally caulking is enough to seal back small holes in a ceiling like that.

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