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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