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Water Damage Timeline

1/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Timeline Water Damage - Mold on Furniture

SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor provides emergency mitigation and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergencies are not time sensitive and neither are we.

Water damage is very invasive. Water spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more very quickly.  SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor provides emergency mitigation and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Emergencies are not time sensitive and neither are we.  Our immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning/restoration costs.

Water Damage Timeline

Within minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything is its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and personal belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell, and may become unsalvageable due to saturation.

With 1-24 Hours:

  • 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 good seep and stain floorings.
  • A musty odor begins to appear.

With 48 hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells, warps, and buckles.
  • Biohazard contamination is possible, so persons with compromised immune systems could experience distress.

More than 1 week:

  • Restoration time and cost increases dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants post serious risks to occupants.

Call SERVPRO Greeley/Windsor at 970-353-1388 for your emergency mitigation needs.

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