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Water Damage Timeline

6/9/2022 (Permalink)

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At SERVPRO of Flagler County, our team can not stress enough how important it is to address any water damage loss in your Palm Coast home or business as quickly as possible. 

Each water damage loss should be treated as an emergency due to the fact that the longer the water sits, the more damage it can cause as water is especially invasive and can quickly spread through your home quickly. The following timeline shows how important fast water damage cleanup is and why you should act fast. 

Immediately After Water Damage

Within minutes of a water loss, water will begin to spread quickly, saturating whatever it comes into contact with. Porous materials like drywall, wood, insulation, and fabric/upholstery will begin to absorb water.

24 Hours After Water Damage 

After the water has been sitting for 24 hours, upholstery and carpet will become heavy, and sodden from water saturation. Structural materials such as drywall, insulation, and others will begin to swell and bow. Wood maybe begin to warp, colors and dyes will begin to bleed from fabrics, and paper goods will no longer be salvageable. Luckily SERVPRO is your one-stop shop, we can provide reconstruction services after water mitigation takes place. 

48 Hours After Water Damage 

After 48 hours, mold spores can continue to spread throughout the property and may even begin to be visible on surfaces. Wood will continue to warp and bend due to the excess moisture. Metal objects will begin to corrode and rust, and drywall, insulation, carpet padding, and other textile goods will begin to show major signs of deterioration and may no longer be salvageable. Check out our water damage tips that our team of IICRC-certified professionals put together to help save your property. 

One Week After Water Damage

One week after a water loss occurs, restoration costs and procedures will be significantly increased because now structural damages are a major concern. A structural rebuild will be necessary in order to restore the property to preloss condition as cracking, buckling, breaking, peeling, bending and other signs of determination will likely be visible on the walls, floors, and ceilings. Few if any items in the exposed area will be salvable, most will have sustained too much damage by this point and will need to be disposed of. Our team of professionals will walk you through this time, giving you step-by-step updates on how we are going to get your home or business to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Flagler County is here to help and ready to respond to emergency water damage situations 24/7/365 because we know how important it is when water damage occurs! Our technicians have the expertise and equipment to act quickly to restore your property. Don't wait, call us today at (386) 447-2202!

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