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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How Long Does It Take For Water to Damage My Home in Barstow?

12/20/2022 (Permalink)

A room is flooded with water. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in San Bernardino County.

Do you know that water can cause serious damage to a structure in as little as one hour? Our local teams in Hesperia/Apple Valley and Barstow/Twentynine Palms respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Here is a?water damage timeline?that describes the damage water can do over time: 

Within Minutes 

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path 
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings 
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets 
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp 

Hours 1 - 24 

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down 
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish 
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack 
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain 
  • A musty odor appears 

48 Hours to 1 Week 

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread 
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp 
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode 
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold 
  • Paint begins to blister 
  • Wood flooring swells and warps 
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible 

Call Us Today!  

You never know when you’ll experience a water damage emergency damage your home or business in Barstow. When you need water damage mitigation and restoration services, our local teams in Hesperia/Apple Valley and Barstow/Twentynine Palms are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 760-244-2566. 

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