It’s pretty obvious that having a flood is inconvenient. But did you know that water damage is truly a race against the clock? Read below about what happens to your home or business and belongings after a flood. And remember, Clean Earth Restorations responds to emergencies 24/7.
From time of flood to just a few minutes:
Water infiltrates carpets, floorboards and underlayments, fabrics (curtains, rugs, upholstery, bedding) and — very importantly — drywall.
After a few hours:
Drywall and wood structures begin to bloat and deform or warp.
24 to 48 hours later:
Mold begins to grow.
A week or more after a flood:
Depending on severity of flood, structural weakening may pose a risk, in addition to previous water damage issues mentioned.
Don’t feel panicked — professional water damage remediators have specialized procedures and tools for removing water, drying out materials and structures, disinfecting bio-hazards, and even (as with Clean Earth Restorations) providing general contracting repair to majorly damaged structures. If you have questions or need a free estimate, please contact our family-owned and -run business, Clean Earth Restorations. We are eager to help. 619 284 4239.