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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

What Happens When Water Damage is left Untreated in Clay County?

5/31/2023 (Permalink)

When a property suffers from water damage, it can be a stressful and emotional process leading many homeowners do not know what steps to take to properly remediate the situation. However, when water damage is left untreated after the initial water loss, or ongoing leak, it can lead to additional problems like:

  • Mold Growth- Mold thrives in moist environments and can begin to grow in as little as 24-48 hours. 
  • Structural Damage- When water damage sits, that damage can weaken the structure of the property and can lead to cracks in walls, ceilings, and floors. 
  • Electrical Problems- If water gets into electrical outlets and power sources, it can damage electrical wiring and lead to fires. 
  • Additional water and moisture damage- Water damage that has been sitting can cause furniture, carpets, and other belongings that may not have been directly affected,  to become damaged
  • Unpleasant Odor- This could be in the form of a wet musty smell that could indicate mold is growing from the excess moisture that has been sitting. 

If you have water damage in your home or business, it is important to have it repaired as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the worse the damage will become and the more expensive and time-consuming it will be to repair. When you call a  professional restoration company like SERVPRO, our team will respond to your emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and assess all damages, recommend the best course of action for repair, and start the needed drying. 

SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County is here to help with your water damage and prevent any further damage from occurring. Call us at 904-290-4040 for emergency services, our team will be onsite within 60-90 minutes, or to speak with one of our helpful team members to schedule a free estimate where a project manager will walk the property and put together a plan of action for you. 

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