- How long will the restoration project take?
- Do I need to move my business out of my commercial property during the fire restoration process?
- How long will it take my property to dry after flooding or other water damage?
Depending on the scope of the project and the amount of damage to your home and its contents, the restoration process may require several phases before completion. A thorough evaluation and assessment of all damage will be done before the estimate of a completion date can be established. Through it all, your ServiceMaster Restore Project Manager will communicate details to you and your Insurance Provider clearly and effectively, to make the process seamless.
Depending on the extent of damage from the fire, this is ultimately your decision. Some things you may want to consider are safety concerns, odours, electricity, and disruption to your business as a result of the equipment, work and noise that may be necessary to complete the restoration process. If vacating your premises during the process, consider informing all customers and associates; forwarding your mail to your temporary location; stopping or redirecting pickups and deliveries; and notifying all utility companies, of the temporary suspension of services to your usual business location during the restoration process.
Drying time after water damage in your home is determined by a combination of factors including the location, duration and source of water; the types of building materials in your home; weather conditions; and how quickly emergency restoration services are started. Through consistent monitoring and evaluation of the drying process, our trained technicians can determine when the drying is complete. For example, your carpet may feel dry to the touch, but padding and subfloors may still be wet underneath. While there are no hard and fast rules to determine how long your property will take to dry, we can tell you it may take between three and five days or more, depending on the conditions.