As plumbers, we have come across many incidences where the water damage due to leaky or broken pipes was so significant that a professional company was needed to come in for the cleanup.

Who do you call for water damage? - This type of company that you would contact is a water damage remediation company. These companies will dry out the area, repair the damage and clean up any mold that may have occurred because of the water.

After the plumber has fixed the issue that caused the damage, the water damage remediation company can come in for the cleanup and repair process.

How Long Does It Take To Repair Water Damage?

Of course, the amount of time it takes to repair the damage done by excess water depends on how large an area needs to be repaired.

But typically, you can assume 1 - 2 weeks for a thorough job of removing the water, drying the area, cleaning for mold and then repairing any damage.

How Long Does It Take To Dry Out Walls From Water Damage?

Drywalls take an average of 24 hours to dry out after water damage but the main issue with wet surfaces is the mold.

It takes anywhere from 24 to 48 hours for mold to grow after water damage on any organic material. That is if other conditions that help the mold to grow are also present. Otherwise, mold spores will begin to grow within 3 - 12 days and you won't even be able to see them until day at least day 18.

That means that when you see mold on drywall or anywhere else, it's been growing there for about 3 weeks.

If you are having problems with leaking pipes, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-443-8229. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.