- How long will it take my property to dry after flooding or other water damage?
- How quickly can ServiceMaster Restore respond to the emergency situation at my home?
- What is the difference between mould and mildew?
Drying time after water damage in your commercial property is determined by a combination of factors including the location, duration and source of water; the types of building materials in your facility; weather conditions; and how quickly emergency services are started. Through consistent monitoring and evaluation of the drying process, our trained technicians can determine when the drying is complete. For example, 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.
ServiceMaster Restore is available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Depending on the situation and conditions, a ServiceMaster Restore representative will arrive at your home for an initial evaluation within a 2 to 4 hours of receiving the call, or sooner.
Mildew is a surface fungus that easily develops on cardboard, books and even fabrics. Mildew usually grows in a flat pattern and may appear powdery. Mildew usually starts out white and may later turn to yellow, brown or black. It can usually be treated with a store bought cleaner and scrub brush. Mould is usually fuzzy in appearance and can be many different colours including white, yellow, blue, green, brown, gray and black. Mould will cause structural damage to your property and can cause numerous health issues.