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How Long Does Water Damage Clean Up Take?

4/8/2022 (Permalink)

Broken Pipe Avoid Water Damage by having a Quick Service.

If you have damage from bursting pipes or another source of water, one of the primary questions on your mind may be how long it will take to clean up your home.

Water Damage Cleanup

What Should You Do?

The faster you act when a water emergency occurs, the more you can reduce your damage. If your damage was caused by bursting pipes there are several steps you should take:

  • Shut off the water to your home at the main shut off valve
  • Contact a plumbing professional to fix broken pipe
  • Contact a SERVPRO franchise in Emporia, VA.


While you are waiting for assistance, contact your insurance company to file a claim. You can use a mop or wet-dry vac to remove some of the excess water. Wipe down any furniture or other items that have become wet. Remove saturated upholstery and cushions. Use wood blocks or aluminum foil to lift furniture legs off wet carpet. Collect up loose items from the floor and remove any colored rugs.

How Long Will It Take?

Your SERVPRO franchise in Emporia, VA, prides itself on being Faster to Any Size Disaster. The water damage cleanup process for most homes takes about three to five days; however, special circumstances, such as wood flooring, may extend this time to around seven to ten days.

What Is the Process?

When you contact SERVPRO, a specialist will ask you some questions about your situation. Next, an inspection of your property will be scheduled. After the inspection, technicians use powerful pumps to remove the water. Once most of the water is gone, drying and dehumidification begins, followed by cleaning and sanitizing. The final step is restoring your home so that it is "Like it never even happened."

If you have damage from bursting pipes or another water emergency, SERVPRO can have most homes restored in less than a week. Your local franchise is Here to Help.

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