What to do if the drywall gets wet Try wiping the wet area dry with an absorbent towel to remove water from the surface. Direct as many fans as possible to the humid area to help dry the air. Call a professional to come and remove and replace your drywall. The drywall in your home can get wet in a variety of ways.
Often, the pipes that run behind them can burst or cause a leak. A problem with the ceiling can also cause a leak that runs down the ceiling to the drywall. Therefore, drywall is vulnerable to water damage. The question then is: “Can I dry the drywall and, if so, what is the best way to do it? While drywall is made of a fairly strong material, it can be damaged when exposed to water for too long.
Before we learn how to dry a wall after water damage, let's see how water saturates drywall.