Water Damage Can Happen Fast
When it comes to water damage in your home, time is not on your side. In most cases the longer the water remains an issue the more at risk your home is for water damage. Water damage can turn into mold within a few days, especially in warm environments. Water damage is much easier and less expensive to mitigate before mold starts to grow.
Within a few minutes to a few hours, the water damage starts to spread and can damage flooring, furniture, and other items near the water. Flooring can start to warp and lift, cloth furniture absorbs the water making it hard to extract, wooden furniture begins to swell, leather fades and stains the flooring, and the moisture/humidity mixes with normal household odors and you now have a stinky house.
The longer you leave the water damage untreated the more damage your home is at risk for. Eventually, the flooring and subflooring will be so warped it will not be repairable, if the water is affecting your walls the paint can begin to blister and the drywall will mold, and if left long enough the structural wood will begin to swell, warp, and split apart.
SERVPRO of Greenville/Troy/Andalusia has made its name by performing cleanup and restoration work after water damage. Using advanced extraction techniques, our technicians have the expertise, training, and certificates to help clear away water and mitigate loss. As part of a national franchise, we have access to national resources that ensure our technicians are equipped with the best possible equipment, including Injecta dry systems as well as truck-mounted extractors and desiccant humidifiers. If you notice or suspect water damage, call the water mitigation specialists at SERVPRO of Greenville/Troy/Andalusia at (334) 371-7378.