Water damage from pipe burst
One of my clients just had severe water damage from a burst pipe in the attic in a two story house. After a first visual inspection, it appears that the water spread pretty evenly throughout the 2nd floor ceiling and then made it’s way down to the first floor through the interior/exterior walls. There’s visible damage in crown moulding, ceilings, some walls and some of the wood flooring has already started to buckle.
I have dealt with one similar case before where all the drywall had to be removed because it was mainly in exterior walls and all the insulation was soaking wet. So here is my question: The insurance company tells my client that they can dry all the drywall by removing all baseboards and setting up blowers and de-humidifiers. But I don’t see how interior wall cavities and ceiling cavities can dry out by simply removing baseboards. The least that would have to be done imo is to punch holes in each stud space to allow for proper circulation and even then fire blocking will prevent good circulation the the stud space and I don’t think massive water damage like this can be dried like that. Looking for opinions from people that had to deal with issues like this before. Any input is appreciated.
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