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Water Damage Time Frames

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

One of the common problems in a home can be water damage. From leaking pipes to a flooded basement, water damage should not be ignored. If pushed aside, in the long run there could be more issues that arise. If you break water damage down on a hourly scale it helps provide understanding how urgent it is for a homeowner to contact a restoration company for help.
• First 24 Hours
When water damage happens in your home acting fast and contacting and emergency restoration company is imperative. The sooner the water restoration process begins the less potential issues it can cause to your home. The first 24 hours after a water leak has been noticed are the most important. In this time frame, the damage is still minimal, and the wooden parts of the home are still good. However, after that time frame has been exceeded, the wooden parts of the house will start to deteriorate.
• 48 Hours
After the first 24 house changes in your homes airflow will change drastically. It is easy for the water to retain humidity within the air and cause significant damage to the wooden parts of your home. This is the suggested time that restoration should be done as soon as possible.
• A Week Later
After a week, the water can easily reach the details of your home that are known to be difficult to dry, and the wooden parts of the home will be very vulnerable. With humidity, it can easily reach parts of your home on the higher floors.

• A Few Weeks later
Water damage will significantly increase after a couple weeks. There is a possibility of areas of your home to collapse as well as mold beginning to grow in affected areas that were not fried on time. If not addressed the water can easily seep into walls and floors of your home.
• Benefits of Calling SERVPRO as soon as possible

SERVPRO can provide emergency services 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We handle things such as water extraction and drying of water inside the home. If mold starts to grow we can also help with the mold cleanup. Water damage can occur in any home, no matter the structure.

Water damage in your home? Call SERVPRO of Bennington and Rutland Counties today 24 hours a day 7 days a week! 802-37-1500

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