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Water Damage Timeline

1/24/2023 (Permalink)

a graphic depiction of the water damage  time line from immediate to 1 week damage Have Water Damage, Flood Damage, or Fire Damage? Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today – (608) 497-3331

Timeline for Water Damage Near You

The longer water damage sits, the more damage it causes. Every water damage should be treated as an emergency and it’s important to get water damage mitigated immediately. The following timeline shows how fast water damage occurs, and why water damage mitigation needs to happen as possible:

Within Minutes

Water spreads and saturates the property quickly and is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery and belongings. Porous materials, like paper goods begin to absorb water immediately.  

1-2 Hours

Drywall and insulation swells, carpet and upholstery have absorbed water and become heavy and sodden. Metals begin to tarnish.  

48 Hours – 1 week

Mold grows; doors and furniture warp; metal begins to rust. Wood floors and wood furnishings also begin to swell, and furniture begins to warp/mold. Mold growth begins in as little as 24 hours after moisture has been present, so now there will be a major concern for mold.

Over 1 week

Water contamination becomes Category 3, with bio-hazardous contaminants that pose serious health effects. Few items are salvageable and structural damage is likely to occur. Mold growth and other harmful bacteria are now major risks.

No matter the size, scope, or length of water damage to your Madison, WI, home, SERVPRO of Dane County West is Here To Help® make it “Like it never even happened.”®

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The SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Process

Have Water Damage, Flood Damage, or Fire Damage? Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today – (608) 497-3331

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