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Water Damage 101

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Wyomissing, we know reaction time is EVERYTHING! Is your home or business being threatened by water damage, like a pipe bursting? This is the timeframe of what will happen in the course of minutes, days and weeks if you don’t call us to handle your water emergency:

Within Minutes:

  • Water spreads throughout the property and saturates all surfaces
  • Water absorbs into carpets, walls, etc.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed

1-2 Hours:

  • Water begins to wick up the drywall
  • Furniture begins to warp and crack
  • Musty odor appears

2 Days – 1 Week:

  • Mold may begin to grow
  • Doors, windows etc. begin to swell and warp
  • Hardwood flooring begins to cup, buckle or rise
  • Tile may begin to crack
  • Vinyl flooring will begin to curl

More Than 1 Week:

  • MOLD
  • Demolition is required
  • Mitigation and repair costs increase dramatically
  • Serious health risk may become an issue

If your home or business sustained water damage DON’T wait.  Call your SERVPRO team right away at 610-208-0300. Pick up the phone and consider us ON THE WAY!!

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