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The Water Damage Timeline is a Perfect Guide to Action Steps You Need to Take.

3/13/2023 (Permalink)

Water Damage in Escambia County Escambia County home shows water damage in several rooms that appears to have been building up for over a week period.

When water damages occur at your home or business, a quick response is key to limiting the amount of damage sustained.  SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County offers 24 hour a day, 365 day a year emergency response to begin the water damage remediation process.  What begins as a minimal water damage can easily become a catastrophe if left unattended.  Following is a timeline of how water damages can progress:

Within Minutes

  • Water spreads throughout your property, beginning to saturate everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs & Paper Goods become damaged

1-2 Hours

  • Drywall Swells
  • Metal Surfaces Tarnish
  • Furniture and Flooring begin to warp/mold
  • Odors begin to form

48 Hours-1 Week

  • Mold Grows
  • Metal begins to rust
  • Doors & Windows begin to swell and warp
  • Biohazard contamination becomes possible

Over 1 Week

  • Structural safety becomes compromised
  • Mold Growth spreads
  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically
  • Biohazard contamination poses a serious risk

If you home or business has suffered a water damage, call SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County at 850-466-3089 for help.  We have the expertise, experience, and equipment to take care of you and your property as quickly as possible.

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