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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

If You Let Water Sit...

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

When dealing with water damage, it is imperative to act quickly. Water damage can lead to a host of issues, especially the longer it sits. SERVPRO of  Kirksville has 24 hour emergency services. We are always ready to help you, day or night. Below is a timeline of how quickly water can damage your home and belongings:

Within Minutes

  • Water floods throughout your home or business
  • Your walls, flooring and contents in your home are saturated
  • Damage to your furniture and personal belongings

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall shows sign of damage (swelling, breaking)
  • Furniture can swell
  • You’ll notice a musty smell begin to set in
  • Anything with dye in it may begin to bleed

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew can begin e to grow
  • House structures can warp and swell
  • Paint may begin to peel or blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

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