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Water Damage Timeline

8/22/2016 (Permalink)

When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial.

WITHIN MINUTES 

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing staining to carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp 

HOURS 1-24

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • A Musty odor appears

48 HOURS TO 1 WEEK

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp
  • Furniture warps and show signs of mold
  • Paint begins to blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps

MORE THAN 1 WEEK

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated and structural rebuilding may be extensive
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and bio hazard contaminants pose serious risk to occupants