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Water Damage: The Timeline

7/25/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage can be caused by various factors, ranging from minor issues like a clogged gutter to more severe incidents such as extreme weather conditions. If you experience any water damage, it is crucial to contact SERVPRO of Tacoma immediately. Left untreated, water damage can pose significant health risks that may worsen over time. Within minutes of water damage, carpets and flooring start absorbing water. Within hours, humidity can lead to unpleasant odors in the house, while furniture and carpets may begin to develop stains. Within days, the growth of fungi and mold becomes a concern, and walls and floors may have already deteriorated, requiring complete replacement. Within weeks, the house can become hazardous and unfit for habitation. Within months, the damages can exceed the value of the home itself.

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