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It is very important to get the water removed as fast as possible following water damage in your home. Each water damage case should be treated as an emergency, because the longer water sits, the more damage it causes. The following timeline shows how important fast water damage cleanup is, and why it needs to happen as soon as possible:
Immediately after water damage: water will spread very quickly, saturating every material it comes into contact with. Paper goods will begin to deteriorate very quickly once they are exposed to water, while 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 and insulation begins because of all the swelling from the moisture. Wood will also begin to swell. Metal objects 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, so now there will also be a major concern for mold.
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 cautiously and 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 rebuild or replacement to correct.
No matter the size, scope, or length of water damage has been present in your Panama City home, Daystar Cleaning is here to help. We provide immediate response 24/7, 365 days to minimize damages to your home. We know how important time is, and that is why we respond quickly and get to work immediately to get the water damage cleaned up. We specialize in minimizing both the damage and your stress, and our certified and experienced technicians are dedicated to getting your home back to pre-loss condition as soon as possible. We are IICRC certified so you know your home and belongings are in good hands, and our techniques and methods provide the best results. When you need water damage cleanup fast in Panama City, you need Daystar Cleaning.