Timeline To Follow To Avoid Major Water Damage Restoration

Water damage can quickly become a nightmare for homeowners in Hastings, especially because damage becomes worse the longer the water is present. At Yellow Van, we understand the seriousness of water damage, and that is why we offer water damage restoration services 24/7 so we can respond as soon as possible and save your home from any further damage. The following timeline breaks down just how quickly damages from water compound:

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Immediately after water damage: water will spread quickly, saturating every material it comes into contact with. Paper goods will begin to deteriorate very quickly once they are exposed to water, and other porous materials will begin to absorb the water. 

24 hours after water damage: Materials like upholstery and carpet that have absorbed water become heavy and sodden. The breakdown of exposed materials like drywall, insulation begins because of all the swelling from the moisture. Wood will also begin to swell. Metal object will begin to tarnish, and any colors and dyes from fabrics will begin to bleed. Paper goods will no longer be salvageable. Mold growth begins in as little as 24 hours after moisture has been present.

48 hours after water damage: Mold growth has started to spread, and may even begin to be visible on surfaces. Wood will begin to warp and bend. Metal objects will begin to corrode, while other materials (drywall, insulation, carpet, carpet padding, furniture, and other textile goods) continue to deteriorate. Microorganisms can begin to grow in the water, so contamination levels become a threat. 

One week after water damage: If water damage has been present for this long, restoration costs and processes are significantly increased. Water contamination levels are a huge concern, and should be handled appropriately. Few items are salvageable after being exposed to water for this long, and structural damage is likely to ensue. Mold growth and other harmful bacteria are now major risks, and have likely spread to other areas of the home. Structural integrity is compromised, posing a serious threat to those still living in the area. Cracks in walls and ceilings, and buckling of floors will be apparent by this time, and will require rebuilding to correct. 

No matter how long your water emergency has been present, Yellow Van will be able to restore your home back to pre-loss condition. For thorough water damage restoration in Hastings, Yellow Van is the only call you need to make. We use industry proven dehumidification equipment, and monitor every phase of the drying process to guarantee the most efficient results in the least amount of time. This ensures that all moisture is removed, even from deep within walls, floors, and contents of your home. Our restoration services include water extraction, structural drying, dehumidification, thermal energy drying, mold prevention, carpet and upholstery cleaning, structural repairs, and other services as needed. Regardless of size and scope, Yellow Van can handle all your water damage restoration needs. So don’t waste any time and give us a call when you need water damage restoration.