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When your Grand Island property has suffered from water damage, it can be a pretty overwhelming problem. Water removal needs to begin as soon as possible in order to mitigate any further damage to your home and belongings, but many people do not know what to expect when it comes to water damage restoration. One of the most common questions we get asked regarding the restoration process is, “How long will it take?” While the timeline for water damage restoration has many variable factors depending on the particular situation your home is in, we wanted to lay out some general guidelines that can help give you a good estimate on how long the restoration process could take.
To get the best understanding of the possible timeline for water damage restoration, we need to understand the general restoration process. First things first, the water has to be removed. Depending on how much water is present, this step could take minutes to hours. The more water that has been introduced to your home, the longer it will take to remove said water. Commercial-grade pumps are used to remove standing water from your home, and while they are quick and efficient, they still need time to suck up the water. Once all the water has been removed, it is time to start drying out the area.
This may be one of, if not the, most important step in successful water damage restoration. IF moisture is not thoroughly and completely dried from the affected area and all the materials that were exposed to the water, mold and structural damage will be the result. Obviously, larger affected areas will require longer drying times than smaller areas, but a good general time frame to plan on drying out water damage is 72 hours. This can only be achieved in that time frame with the use of commercial-grade equipment – air movers, dehumidifiers, and moisture detection equipment run and monitored by trained professionals. Once everything has been completely dried, you can move on to the next step of the restoration process.
The final step in the restoration process is making any necessary repairs, replacing any necessary materials, and rebuilding any areas that were damaged beyond repair. This step could take a day or two, or end up taking weeks to get your home back to its pre-loss condition. It all depends on how extensive the damage was in the first place. Some variables that must be considered when determining how long this step will take include:
With so many variables, the one thing that is certain when it comes to water damage restoration is when you let Yellow Van handle the entire process, it will get done as soon as possible. Our trained and experienced technicians are standing by ready to take your call any time, day or night, so we can respond right away. Whether it’s a few hours to a few weeks, you can count on Yellow Van to get your property restored as quickly as possible while still getting the best results.