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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Damage Requires an Immediate Response

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

Having water damage in your home or business requires an immediate response.

In as little as a few minutes the water can being to be absorbed into your walls, floors, upholstery, and valuable belonging. Photographs and any paper item the water comes into contact with can begin to swell up and begin to warp.  

Within the one to 24 hour mark you can see the major effects from water damage;

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

From 48 hours to one week you can notice a growth that is spreading, warped doors and studs, paint blistering on the walls, wood floors swelling and warping, and serious bio-hazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week after the water loss occurs you can expect restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive and structural safety, mold growth, and bio-hazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

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