How long does water damage take to go away?

The amount of time it takes to repair water damage to your home can vary. Factors such as the size of your home, number of affected areas, flooring materials, and more will impact the restoration timeline. A small home damaged by a significant amount of water may take longer to repair than a large house that only suffered minor water damage.

In general, you can expect areas in your home exposed to water or moisture to dry in about three to five days. Sometimes it takes as little as two days to dry an area and other times it could take several weeks. Areas that are not that saturated with dryer air tend to be on the shorter end, while humid areas that have been fully saturated will stay wet longer. 

Also, if a 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 water damage company can start to dry the water damaged property immediately. However, If the testing results come back positive, then an abatement company has to be referred in and then they will perform the work required to dry out the property.

The most important factor when dealing with water damage is taking action immediately. If you have any damage from water or flooding then it’s in your best interest to call a water restoration company. They will have resources and expertise to complete a water damaged job quickly and correctly.

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