Wallpaper Can Hold Moisture
Always make sure you hire mitigation professionals who are IICRC certified. Our SERVPRO team was called in for a job after another restoration company failed to dry out a home properly. Instead of just performing a water mitigation job, our team is now doing a mold remediation on an entire home in Mercer County due to the fact the materials in the home were not correctly dried initially. This room looks like its fine but a closer inspection shows mold is growing under the wall paper. If your walls are wet and the wall paper remains in place, it can act as a vapor barrier preventing the drying process from occurring. Chances are the insulation behind the wall is also affected. Water will wick up a wall 1" per hour for the first 12 hours.
SERVPRO is always ready to take care of homes and businesses affected by disaster. Call us at 732-431-4440, 24 hours a day, and seven days a week.