Water Damage Timeline
Oh no! A pipe broke in your home! You think it happened overnight and you got your wet and dry vac out right away. You think the damage is minimal. Is it? Let’s breakdown the water damage timeline.
Immediately water is released and begins to saturate your property and personal belongings.
Within minutes water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings. Electrical sockets are compromised.
After an hour or two, the drywall has swelled, metal surfaces begin to tarnish, furniture beings to warp.
After 48 hours mold growth begins, foul odor forms, metal rusts and furniture warping is extensive.
After one-week, structural safety is compromised, and the water is now biohazard-contaminated and poses health risks.
The effects of water damage can escalate quickly if not promptly and properly remediated. Be sure to include your favorite remediator in your list of emergency contacts to expedite the remediation process!