Water is an extremely powerful element in our world because it has the ability to give life and help living things flourish, but it can also be a massively destructive force. Humans need water to live and survive, but too much water can be devastating and life-threatening.
Whether it is a burst pipe, inclement weather leading to flooding, leaking appliances, or a sewage backup, there are many different ways that water can enter your home and begin to cause damage within an hour of its appearance. That is why it is so important that you take note of a water incursion in your home and begin the cleanup process as soon as possible. Timing can be the difference between having suffered minor water damage versus the need for major damage repair and restoration.
At Titan Restoration Construction, our water damage restoration team will ensure that we clean up the damage and restore your home’s interior quality completely. We are dedicated to returning your home to its pre-loss condition quickly and effectively. Contact us today to learn more about the water restoration process, the answer to the question of how long does it take, and what to do with the affected areas before our team arrives.
What Is the Water Restoration Process?
The first thing that most homeowners want to know when they contact Titan Restoration Construction, is what exactly the water restoration process is. Our team has a clear and defined process that we use at every property which has incurred some type of water damage, even if it appears that we need to repair minor damage from water exposure.
Our water damage restoration process includes:
- Inspection and assessment of different structural components to determine the extent of the water damage and to develop a clear strategy to restore your home.
- Securing waterlogged areas by removing electrical appliances and slip hazards so that we can work safely and efficiently.
- Water extraction using industrial water extractors.
- Employing air movers and industry-grade dehumidifiers throughout the drying process to eliminate excess moisture and ensure everything is completely dry.
- Air purification with air filters to remove odors and return good air quality.
- The repair process can include the floor replacement process (wood floors, stone floors, or other flooring materials), removal and replacement of drywall and other building materials, and other reconstruction or renovation activities.
- Coordinating with the insurance company and completing documentation for any insurance claims
Depending on the severity of the flooding and structural damage, the repairs may take days, several weeks, or even months. Our restoration company can give you a much clearer restoration timeline once we have completed our inspection of the material affected by water and the significant amount of water damage repairs needed.
Does Water Damage Happen Immediately?
What most people are not aware of is that it only takes about an hour for an incursion of water in your home to begin causing significant damage. Water mitigation is extremely important, and the sooner you are able to begin the process, the better off you will be.
Standing water can seep into the building materials of your home such as porous concrete floors or wood structural components and even start to affect the foundation if left untreated long enough. Mold can also begin to grow within 24 to 48 hours of the water’s arrival. That is why it is so essential to act fast and prevent major water damage.
Consequences of Standing Water in Home
As we have said, the consequences of puddled water in your home depend on how long it is allowed to remain untouched. If homeowners are able to act quickly, the water damage could be minimal. However, excess moisture can lead to structural issues and mold growth throughout the home.
How Long Does the Restoration and Drying Process Take?
The drying process will take, in general, about 72 hours to be completed. However, larger areas affected by an influx of water will need more time to completely dry out. This process should also be aided by air movers and industrial dehumidifiers that are designed to remove moisture efficiently. Any puddled water or flooding will also need to be extracted before the area can dry.
Once the area is dried out, then the water damage restoration efforts can begin. At Titan Restoration Construction, we cannot give you a definite timetable for the completion of the restoration because it all depends on the level of water damage that has occurred. Minor water damage may only take a few days to repair while major damage is going to require extensive repairs. You may even need to leave your house temporarily in order for the process to be completed.
When you have had a flooding event in your home, contact Titan Restoration Construction. We will assess your property and determine a clearer timeline, depending on what we find. You may also have to consider such factors as asbestos testing, dirty water contaminated by human waste, and other things that may be unique to your particular situation.
Contact Our Restoration Experts after a Water Intrusion in Your Home
If your home has been affected by water from a leak, flooding, or burst pipe, contact Titan Restoration Construction. Our trained and certified technicians are available to you 24 hours per day, 7 days per week because we are aware that emergencies tend to fall outside of the regular workweek.
We will always respond to emergency calls within an hour of receiving your call, and our team will be fully equipped with all of the tools and products needed to clean and restore your home.
Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an assessment.