There was a fire upstairs and the sprinklers went off. FD was here pronto and got them shut off and all the water squeegeed out of that apartment. I had some leakage but mostly water stains on drywall seams, around light fixtures, and ac vents. The abatement (?) guy has cut holes the size of washing machines in my ceiling (4), holes all along the kickboards and has huge fans going all day as well as a dehumidifier. The mgmt is hem-hawing about repairs but I didn't sign a lease for a water damaged apartment and I don't want to live in nor pay for one. I'm thinking that it would be much easier to just pull down the remaining drywall and redo it all instead of trying to cut patches and making do. The carpet looooks ok but the padding was pulled and will be replaced. Once drywall gets wet can it be dried out and still be ok or does it lose its structural integrity? (I stuck my finger in a hole in the wall and felt around and it felt all crumbly) The guy upstairs reminded me to keep any receipts associated with all thats happened so he can get me reimbursed if need be. He was very apologetic about the whole episode and was rather relieved that I wasn't going "high and to the right" about it. What could I do, it was an accident. I know it's hard to tell but do any of you have a WAG on how long this drying out process will take?