How Long Does Water Damage Restoration Take?

How Long Does Water Damage Restoration Take?

If your home has serious damage due to fire, wind, or water, call us immediately at 919-467-1991. We will show up soon and work fast to stop any further damage and begin the restoration process. We can work with your insurance company to make sure you pay as little as possible. We’re available around the clock, 7 days a week.

In this industry there is almost no such thing as typical or normal. Each and every job we do is unique, and no two are ever the same, which makes giving someone an answer to this question challenging. On average, it can take 3-4 days, but there are many exceptions to that rule.

How long a water damage restoration takes will depend on many contributing factors, such as

  • The types of flooring and wall material
  • How wet everything was at the peak of flooding?
  • How much moisture is currently in the house?
  • How many rooms are affected?
  • Was the water damage ongoing, or was it a sudden event?

The short answer is that the longer water sits, the longer it will take to dry. In the event of a sudden leak of a washing machine, dishwasher, or water heater, and we arrive within hours to start the drying process, it may only take 2 days. On the other hand, and ongoing leak under the kitchen or bathroom sink that’s been soaking into the house for 6-12 months can take a week or more to dry properly. In some scenarios, special methods can sometimes be used to accelerate the process, like removing rotted wood, but those can only be address on a case by case basis.

If there’s every any kind of water damage to your home, it’s recommended that you contact a professional. We’re available 24/7 through our emergency hot-line at 919-467-1991. Our trained and certified professionals will be able to determine the severity of the damage, and work with your insurance company to keep your out of pocket costs to a minimum. As licensed contractors, we’ll not only be able to rip out all of the damaged drywall, and any other affected structure, we can rebuild your home as good as new.

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To our customers, vendors, families and friends:

Professional Restoration Services, like so many other small businesses in our community, is doing our part both to stop the spread of Coronavirus and remain focused on the safety of our employees and growth of our company.  Over the last few weeks, we have taken the necessary steps to limit our staff’s presence in the office allowing everyone to work remotely.  The foundation of our scope of work is to help customers with water damage and the repairs that follow, no matter when they happen.  Our employees are now working in our customers’ homes wearing the proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).  With that in mind we are continuously monitoring the rapidly evolving situation regarding this pandemic and we are continuing to make the necessary adjustments.

We have implemented the following measures to ensure the health and safety of our customers, staff and vendors:

  • Our amazing staff is working remotely.  We are so thankful for technology that allows this to happen.
  • We will be continuing to meet with potential customers and inspect properties, wearing masks, gloves and shoe covers. 
  • During normal times we love a handshake but these days we are opting for a friendly air high five or an air fist bump, a wave or even a simple word of  “thanks”.  Please know we appreciate your business.
  • While jobs are in progress, if you have any questions or concerns, we ask that you contact your Project Manager by phone or email directly.  They will address them immediately.

During these uncertain times, we remain hopeful.  We believe these efforts are in the best interests of our employees, customers and the community.  We will get through this.  Our Mission remains the same:  To provide exceptional service during all aspects of the restoration process through clear communication and always putting our customers first.