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When to Call SERVPRO of Fallbrook/ South Oceanside

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Fallbrook/South Oceanside arriving on site 3 days after the water loss.

Have you ever wondered what happens the longer you let water damage sit? Sure you can imagine that whatever happens, it is not good! 

We are here to share a simple timeline of what to expect and could happen if you wait!

When you call immediately or within minutes, yes, water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path. It begins to absorb 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. In any water loss this is hard to avoid. 

Waiting 1 hour to 24 hours before calling, drywall begins to swell and break down. Metal surfaces begin to tarnish and furniture begins to swell and crack. Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain which become non-salvageable.During this time you may also start to smell a musty odor.

Waiting 48 hours to 6 days the musty odor will become stronger while mold and mildew may grow and spread. Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp, causing the need for replacement. Metal begins to rust and corrode and Furniture warps and shows signs of mold. Paint begins to blister and peel off the drywall. The flooring swells and warps forcing replacement and a need for all contents to be move out.Waiting this long can possibly create serious biohazard contamination.

Waiting 1 week or longer can put you in a situation you NEVER want to be in. The restoration time and cost increase immensely because replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive. The structural safety becomes a bigger issue along with mold growth and biohazard contaminants in which poses serious risks to occupants. 

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Fallbrook/South Oceanside provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Call SERVPRO of Fallbrook/South Oceanside at (760)451-0600 as soon as you can to prevent any further damages from occurring to your residence. 

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