Act fast after water damage

When water damage strikes your Tulsa establishment, a prompt response will make all the difference in restoration time and cost. The longer water sits without being cleaned up, the worse the damage will be. We at Decor Construction can’t stress the importance of immediately taking the proper steps to mitigate damage. Porous materials, such as drywall, wood, carpet, and insulation, can all absorb water and will begin to swell, deteriorate, and even rot the longer they remain wet. The following timeline will show just how much damage your home could sustain following water damage.

First few minutes following water damage:

Water spreads quickly throughout the exposed area, penetrating through walls, floorboards, and other unseen areas of the home. Everything in the water’s path becomes saturated with water, and items such as photos and paper goods begin to warp wet and become swollen. Materials that make up upholstery on furniture and carpet begin to absorb moisture, and become heavy and sodden with water.

First 24 hours following water damage:

Breakdown of materials will begin to occur. Metal objects will begin to tarnish, rust, and corrode, while drywall will start to breakdown under the swelling from the moisture. Furniture will begin to crack under the weight of the swelling, and any colors and dyes from fabrics will begin to bleed and spread. Mold growth begins in as little as 24 hours, and a must odor will start to spread throughout the area.

First 48 hours following water damage:

Mold growth spreads through pores, and mildew can start to be seen on surfaces. Mold can lead to a very serious problem, and spreads and grows very rapidly when moisture is present. Wood that has been immersed in water will begin to warp, including wood floors, doors, and window frames. Metal objects will continue to corrode, furniture will continue to deteriorate, and carpet may no longer be salvageable. Other microorganisms can begin to grow in the water, and contamination may begin to be a threat.

Up to one week following water damage:

By this time, restoration time and costs are increased significantly, and chance of repair and salvaging items decreases significantly. Extensive cleaning, decontamination, repair, and rebuild are more likely necessary. The structural integrity of the home is greatly compromised, posing a serious threat to those in the area. Other serious health threats are likely present from the mold growth and contamination of the water.

It is clear to see how quickly damage can worsen following any water damage. That is why it is so important to call the right people to respond to your water damage needs. Decor Restoration is available to provide response services 24/7 to our neighbors in Tulsa. We are a full-service restoration company, and will handle your loss from start to finish. We have the resources and experience to handle your water damage, no matter how large or small it is. We will assess the source and extent of the damage, take prompt actions to immediately stop the spread of damage, mitigate any further damage, and use our advanced drying techniques to clean and restore your home. We know that timing is critical when dealing with water damage restoration. We will be there to respond quickly and effectively if your home suffers from water damage. Don’t wait, call Decor for all your water damage restoration needs.

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