The time that water damage repairs take to complete will depend on the time it takes for the material affected to dry up. A safe time to assume is 72 hours on an average basis for 1 room to be dried out and ready for reconstruction followed by 1-2 weeks for the actual water damage repairs.
We understand that most property owners just want life to go back to normal after a disaster, but every repair project will vary depending on the complexity of the damage and the building materials affected. In some cases, the full extent of the problem and extends further than the visual water damage once walls are removed and mold is found.
If the house was built before 1985, then asbestos testing must be done before any walls are opened up for drying. After testing, results take around 24-48 hours to receive. If results come back negative, then a restoration company like Allied Restoration can start to dry the water damaged property immediately. However, If the testing results come back positive, then an abatement company (specialized license to remove asbestos) has to be referred in and then they will perform the work required to dry out the property.
After the water damaged property is dried out, the restoration contractor can begin repair work.
Variables to Consider When Dealing With Water Damage
The most important factor when dealing with water damage is taking action immediately. Water damage is time sensitive because the longer the building materials are wet, the more likely they will have to be replaced. Worse yet, water damage, if left untreated can form mold.
The first step in water damage restoration will always to be to dry out the home or property. The time it will take to dry out the water damage depends on:
- How much water leaked or came into contact with the home?
- How long the water was in contact with the property?
- How much time it took to mitigate and stop the leak?
- Was the water contaminated by any materials (i.e. did it come from the toilet or pass through any hazardous materials)?
- Which building materials were involved in the water damage or flood?
If your home is in need of repairs after water damage or you are experiencing an emergency and need assistance immediately, Allied Restoration is certified to take care of every aspect of the restoration process.