Fire Suppression Damaged Ceiling

Water Damage Outer Banks, NC

The fire department’s fire suppression flooded the top floor of this home during a roof fire. As the water drained through the structure, all drywall ceilings and walls were water damaged as a result. The photos explain our work from the initial site arrival to the final work we completed in the living room. Photos show the Bluewater Team taking baseline readings, removing contents, light fixtures, drywall, and insulation to complete the structural drying. Upon reaching a dry standard, the structure received a specialty odor inhibiting coating, and the drywall was repaired.

Photo 1 ~ water stains the living room ceiling below the floor of the flooded upstairs bedroom. Water ran from the upstairs floor to the downstairs ceiling.

Photo 2 ~ taking readings to see how wet the structure is 100% wet

Photo 3 ~ to accelerate drying the living room ceiling, portions of drywall were removed to better airflow

Photo 4 ~ restoration structural drying and dehumidification equipment working to dry structure materials

Photo 5 ~ After drying the structure, the drying equipment is removed, the room is extensively cleaned prior to prep work needed for applying specialty coatings to the framework

Photo 6 ~ after applying sealant

Photo 7 ~ after drywall is repaired and finished


  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Structural Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Odor Restoration
  • Water Damage Repairs