When water contacts drywall, it sags and disintegrates. You will see paint bubbles and peeling as the water wicks up the drywall. If water dwells in your property for any length of time, wood structures begins to swell. The glue holding your particle board kitchen and bathroom cabinets dissolves, causing them to crumble. Third, water-soaked carpets “delaminate.” Delamination is the term for carpet that pulls away from its backing. Once this happens, the carpet is permanently ruined. Fourth, water damage can short-out electrical systems. This can cause fire and shock hazards and damage to electronic equipment.