When it comes to water damage, time is of the essence. Mold can start to grow in as little as 24 hours, and the longer water damage is left untreated, the more serious the consequences can be. The amount of time it takes to repair water damage in your home varies depending on a number of factors, such as the size of the house, the source of the water damage, and how long the area has been wet. In some cases, drying time can be done in as little as one day, while in other cases it can take up to 7-10 days.
Hardwood floors are particularly vulnerable to water damage and can suffer serious consequences if left untreated for too long. To avoid water damage and keep your home safe, it's important to take some precautions in advance. If you do find yourself dealing with water damage, it's best to start restoring it within 24-48 hours after you have been allowed to re-enter your home. Water damage restoration professionals are trained and experienced in returning a home affected by water to its pre-disaster state.
They will assess the extent of the damage and use specialized equipment to dry out the affected areas. In addition, they will also check for any signs of mold growth and take steps to prevent it from spreading. If you have a sump pump installed in your home, this can help reduce the risk of water damage by pumping out any excess water that accumulates in your basement or crawl space. However, if you do experience black water flooding due to a sewage backup or other sources, it's important to take extra precautions as this type of water can contain dangerous bacteria that can cause serious health problems.
At Jenkins Restorations, we specialize in rebuilding and repairing properties damaged by wind, water, fire, storms, vandalism or theft. We understand how stressful dealing with water damage can be and are here to help you get your home back to its pre-disaster state as quickly and safely as possible.