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We are owners and victims of a water damage affecting all parts of our apartment following a leak in slab (hot water + cold water). We assume that the leak is old because for 2 years, we feel a high humidity. The work (plumbing, change parquet) must be supported by damage insurance book but I would like to know what to do with walls Placo-plaster (without wallpaper) which are 100% moisture and present to the public. inside a lot of mold (a pan broken by the plumber - moldy skirting inside too). If mold is trapped in other walls, what are the health risks before and after drying? Will an electric dryer allow to treat the room in its entirety (walls + slab) and in how long? How can I be sure that we are starting on a good health basis?

It is very surprising that the property damage insurance takes into account this work which is water damage... Normally the expert had to determine the moisture content of the walls and dubbing. In the case of drywall it should have asked for their outright replacement if they are wet because if they are soaked with water you have no choice but to have them replaced. You will never be able to return to a healthy surface especially if molds are also present. The health risks are mainly respiratory; the presence of mold can cause allergies, ENT disorders, and, we know less, insomnia. You should request a new expert visit to your insurance to see the damage revealed during the plumbing work. He will only be able to note the situation and prescribe new work complementary to the previous ones.

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