Some water leaked from my upstairs bathroom into the ceiling of a downstairs bathroom. I noticed it when I saw drips coming from my fan/lighting fixture. I would estimate the amount of water that leaked to be in the range of 1 - 2 gallons.
I had a contractor check for damages, and temperature and moisture scans show that there is moisture in the ceiling. See images below.
Unfortunately, the estimated cost for professional water mitigation services is over $1,600, and that is before reconstruction.
I know that it is possible to rent dehumidifiers, although I don't if those are useful in a situation like this. In short, I am wondering if there is a reasonable DIY way to address the leak damage and also whether I am inviting long-term problems if I attempt to go it alone rather than opening up the ceiling and replacing any affected materials.
Moisture sensor reading the day after the leak:
Temperature sensor reading the day after the leak:
Ceiling the day after the leak: