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Why We Are Faster to Any Size Disaster

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damaged Hardwood Floors

When water damage occurs it is important for SERVPRO of South Mecklenburg County to be Faster to Any Size Disaster. The clock is ticking and it is easier, more cost effective, and more efficient to mediate your water loss as soon as possible.

What is happening?  Here is the usual timeline:

  • Within minutes of water entering your home, water contamination begins to spread, furniture finishes become damaged and begin to leach into fabrics. 
  • Within hours, furniture soaking in water will begin to swell and delaminate, causing permanent damage.  Odors are amplified by the humidity and fabric dyes begin to bleed.
  • If water has not been removed in a few days, fungi will begin to appear, wood floors and structures will begin to warp and be rendered unsalvageable, drywall, baseboards, cabinets begin to swell, and paint and wallpaper will begin to peel. 
  • After a few weeks of water in your Charlotte home, mold will begin to damage organic materials.  Affected materials will need to be properly mitigated or be disposed of for the safety of the inhabitants. 

Water can cause damage very quickly, that is why it is so important to begin remediation immediately. If your Charlotte, NC, home has experienced a water disaster remember, SERVPRO of South Mecklenburg County is here to help.

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