What is the estimated drying time for my property?

The amount of time it takes for the area to dry depends on a number of variables, such as the location, duration, and source of the water, the kinds of building materials used, the climate, and how fast emergency services are dispatched. We can gauge when the drying is finished by regularly watching and assessing the drying process. Although your carpet may feel dry to the touch, the underside of the padding and subfloors may still be damp. While there are no set rules for how long it will take for your property to dry, we can inform you that it may take anywhere from three to five days or even longer, depending on the circumstances.

How can I tell when my stuff has dried completely?

The correct method to determine whether something is completely dry is to conduct proper testing using our specialized equipment. Touch alone might not be a reliable predictor.

Will increasing the heating aid in the drying process?

No, not always. We’ll change the temperature to the ideal option for the ideal drying circumstances. Please refrain from altering the settings or turning off the Ventilation system as doing so might make the drying process take longer. consequatur.

My wooden floorboards are buckling and wet. Will it be necessary to replace them?

While curing, wood flooring needs to be inspected. In order to create an atmosphere where wood floors can dry more effectively and regain their original shape, we use specialized drying systems and dehumidifiers. Drying may require more time due to the density of parquet flooring and urethane finishes. If you made a claim, your insurance adjuster will consult with you to determine whether the floorboards should be replaced or refinished.

Can you fix my drenched furniture?

The degree of the damage and the furniture’s construction will decide whether it can be repaired. Before damage to your furniture can be accurately evaluated, it must dry. A customer release form must be completed if any furniture needs to be discarded after being determined to be unsavable.

Do I have to vacate my home while this is going on?

Your insurance agent might offer advice if you submit an insurance claim. You must, however, make this choice on your own. There are many things to think about. Protection comes first. Although we made every effort to make our equipment childproof, we still need your help in making sure that kids don’t interact with it. Your home will be noisy and draughty for a few days due to air movers and dehumidifiers. The equipment must be kept running, so if the noise bothers you, you may want to find a different location to stay.

Will there still be smells after your restoration work is finished?

During the drying process, odors are not unusual. Increased heat and humidity can also result in an increase in smells, which may originate from construction materials that are drying out or from abandoned spills and accident sites. Do not mistake these common odors for mold odor. You’ll notice that these odors go away on their own as drying progresses and humidity levels fall. Deodorizers are frequently used to lessen these outcomes as well.

Is everything required to be removed during the restoration process?

Not typically. We will notify you in advance if anything needs to be taken out.

My ceilings are dripping. What should be done?

Our experts will assess the amount of moisture, gauge the extent of the damage, and may need to take some of your ceilings down to allow for ventilation. Additionally dangerous and possibly needing to be removed is wet insulation.

To aid in the drying process, should I open the windows?

It’s not always a good idea to open your vents to help the drying process. The technician will decide whether or not it is appropriate to use outside air given the potential for change in the weather outside.

Can I walk on the surface while it dries?

It is highly advised that you limit the amount of traffic. For your safety, it is advised that you wear shoes.

Will I need to replace my flooring or can it be restored?

Several causes why your flooring might not be salvageable include:


The delamination (occurs when the backing separates from the carpet fiber)

– Decreased adhesion (may be caused by prolonged exposure to water or the age of the carpet)

– Indelible stains

– Wood floors are covered with carpet (to salvage the wood flooring)

– Contamination from sewage

Why is it necessary to remove my specialized floor?

Non-porous carpeting can collect water and impede proper drying. Specialty floors are assessed, and restoration attempts are made.

Why did the technician leave my steps with a wet carpet?

Typically, the carpet on stairs is left in place for safety purposes. Staples or tack strips that are left exposed are hazardous, particularly on steps. To protect hardwood stairs from damage or in cases of sewage contamination, it may be necessary to remove carpet from stairs. It is not advisable to remove tack strips because doing so could harm the flooring or the subfloor. When the tack strip is visible or the carpeted steps are wet, extreme caution must be taken. If the carpet still on the steps can’t be saved, it will be taken out when the new carpet is put down.

What about matching my flooring pad?

To find a match, a sample of your pad is delivered to our office. An identical pad will be used if one is accessible. We will give you a pad with the same quality, thickness, and density if your original pad is unavailable. Depending on when it was made, the hue of an identical pad may vary.

How are you going to handle my floor rugs?

We transport rugs to our warehouse for expert handling. To prevent color bleeding and discoloration, they need to be dried meticulously. Your area carpets will be cleaned, dried, and delivered.

Why are dehumidifiers and air movers used?

Water can be incorporated into the drywall (sheetrock), baseboards, subflooring, etc. when there has been water damage. High-velocity air movers are necessary to speed up the discharge of absorbed water into the air during the drying process of these surfaces. Dehumidifiers are required to get rid of this extra wetness so that the environment is conducive to effective drying and property protection. Please do not move or switch off any drying equipment before contacting Duda Restoration.

Who is in charge of keeping an eye on the cooling equipment?

In order to achieve the best results in the shortest amount of time, our water damage mitigation experts will position and monitor equipment. Please watch out that nobody moves or switches off the equipment. In the event that the electricity fails or the machinery shuts down, kindly inform our office right away.

How much will it cost to operate the drying machinery?

The operating expense of each piece of drying equipment may be less than $1 per day based on typical electrical rates. Depending on the present rates offered by your neighborhood electricity provider, actual costs may differ.

Can you clean up things that have been contaminated by sewage?

It is possible to sanitize and sterilize hard surfaces. Items that are damaged but can’t be cleaned need to be thrown away. During the emergency service visit, porous materials that have been immediately impacted should be removed, including drywall, ceiling tiles, insulation, particleboard, paneling, etc.

Who is liable for the service's cost?

In the end, the cost is your responsibility as the property proprietor. You will have to sign a document approving the job and payment as the property owner. When an insurance claim is involved, ServiceMaster Restore typically only takes the deductible payment from you and bills the remaining sum to your insurance company as a courtesy. In the event of a sizable loss, your mortgage company might be listed as a payee on the insurance company’s payment, and you might also need their confirmation. You will be required to pay in full at the moment of service if your claim is denied or you choose not to submit one.



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