Step 6: Restoration
The time that water damage repairs take to complete will depend on the time it takes for the material affected to dry up. A safe time to assume is 72 hours on an average basis for 1 room to be dried out and ready for reconstruction followed by 1-2 weeks for the actual water damage repairs.
We at SERVPRO Sunland/Tujunga understand that most property owners just want life to go back to normal after a disaster, but every repair project will vary depending on the complexity of the damage and the building materials affected. In some cases, the full extent of the problem and extends further than the visual water damage once walls are removed and mold is found.
If the 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 restoration company can start to dry the water-damaged property immediately. However, If the testing results come back positive, then an abatement company (specialized license to remove asbestos) has to be referred in and then they will perform the work required to dry out the property.
After the water-damaged property is dried out, the restoration contractor can begin repair work.
Emergency Building Services
When your home has been damaged by a storm or water, the immediate concern may include temporary protective measures to prevent additional damages, like placing a roof tarp. Learn more about our building services.
- Roof Tarp
- Temporary Fencing
- Move-Out / Pack-Out
- Temporary Warehouse Space
Repairs and Minor Building Services
The following building and repair services may be necessary to restore your home to pre-water damage condition.
- Drywall Removal and Installation
- Hardwood Floor Repair
- Tile Floor Repair
- Carpet Repair and Installation
Building Services and Reconstruction
SERVPRO of Sunland, Tujunga, Sylmar, San Fernando, Van Nuys North can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial water damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keep costs low. We can provide this continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality.
- Reconstruction and Building Services