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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Damage Information

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies never come at a convenient time. Here at SERVPRO Thousand Oaks, we are here to help 24 hours 7 days a week. Water quickly spreads throughout your home or business and affected structural materials along with contents. It is important to mitigate your loss as soon as possible.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water will spread quickly throughout your home and business and will saturate structural materials.
  • When water touches furniture the finishes might bleed causing furniture staining on the carpet.
  • If affected by water loss your photographs, books, and other paper goods will start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall will begin to swell and can possibly start breaking.
  • Metal surfaces will begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture can begin to swell and crack at the base.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain contents or structural materials i.e., carpets.
  • You can smell a musty odor.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew can grow and spread depending on the environment.
  • Baseboards, Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and or corrode.
  • Paint begins to blister and peel from the wall.
  • Wood flooring swells and cupping.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Waiting longer for restoration can cause mold growth and additional repair cost.

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