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Water Damage Restoration Timeline

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage Timeline

Water damage can begin the very minute water hits a surface and mold can follow close behind.  The time in which it takes for water damage to be cleared up depends upon the highly on the material affected. Normally, about 72 hours is an average dry time for most materials per 1 room.  After this time, the area will be dried and ready for reconstruction.

However, companies such as SERVPRO of Fredericksburg want to make sure the damage is completely taken care of and therefore under certain circumstances, dry times can exceed 72 hours.  This is abnormal but has happened due to very large flooding.  We have also seen where water damage problems have extended further into mold damage.  In this case, we would remove the mold and treat that separately. 

If your home was built before 1985, an asbestos test must be done prior to removing or opening up any walls for the drying process.  The testing may take up to 48 hours to get back.  Upon negative test results, SERVPRO of Fredericksburg will begin the drying process.  Upon positive test results, an abatement company will come in prior to SERVPRO to take care of the asbestos issue.

SERVPRO of Fredericksburg has equipment to excel dry times.  On even the largest of buildings, our dry times still remain between three to five days at max. 

Having an issue with water or mold?  Give SERVPRO of Fredericksburg a call to look at it.  We offer FREE water damage estimates!  540-373-7000

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