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Timeline for Water Damage

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Timeline for Water Damage When a refrigerator leaked at a office building, they knew exactly who to call! SERVPRO of Lakeland 863-646-4213

Water Damage Timeline

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 permanent staining on 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.

Furniture begins to swell and crack.

Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.

A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

Mold and mildew may grow and spread.

Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.

Metal begins to rust and corrode.

Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.

Paint begins to blister.

Wood flooring swells and warps.

Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

Restoration time and cost increase dramatically. Replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.

Structural safety, mold growth, and contaminants can pose serious risks to occupants.

Call SERVPRO of Lakeland Today 863-646-4213

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