Water Damage Worsens Over Time
When it comes to water damage, as minutes, hours, days, and weeks pass, the damage gets worse.
Within minutes, the water spreads through the property, saturating and contaminating everything in its path. Water is absorbed into walls, floors and furniture, possibly causing furniture finishes to leave permanent stains on the carpets. Anything paper, like books and photos, begin to swell and warp.
Within hours, drywall begins to break down, metal surfaces start to tarnish, furniture begins to swell and crack, and that dreadful musty odor appears.
Within days, mold and mildew may begin to grow and spread, anything made of wood will swell and warp, paint begins to bubble and blister, and the threat of a serious biohazard contamination becomes possible.
And after a week, the structural safety of the building is compromised, biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants, and the restoration time and costs have increased dramatically.
A quick response is important to help minimize the damage as well as the cleaning and restoration costs. The SERVPRO of Boone County technicians are experts in water damage restoration. They understand that water is very invasive, spreading quickly throughout a property. They arrive quickly to start the restoration process and help make it “Like it never even happened.”