Contents Restoration Services Timeline

contents cleanup services, contents restoration services, contents repair servicesWhen your home suffers from water damage, so will all of your personal belongings in the affected area. Water begins causing damage immediately, and that damage just gets worse as time goes by. The following timeline shows just how quickly water exposure can ruin your home and its contents:

First Few Minutes Following Water Damage:

  • Water travels and spreads easily and quickly throughout the home
  • Water saturates everything it comes into contact with, including carpet, walls, floors, upholstery, and any other belongings in the area
  • Paper good, photographs, documents, and books swell and warp from water
  • Porous materials such as drywall, insulation, and carpet padding, will begin to absorb water 

First 24 hours Following Water Damage:

  • Porous materials, such as drywall, insulation, and carpet padding will begin to swell, deteriorate, and break down
  • Metal surfaces exposed to water will begin to tarnish
  • Wood pieces, structures, and furniture will begin to swell from all the water
  • Mold growth begins and spores form 
  • A musty odor develops in the affected area

First 48 hours Following Water Damage:

  • Mold growth continues and spreads across surfaces, and spores spread throughout the air
  • Wood molding around doors, baseboards, and studs in the wall swell with water and begin to warp
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Metal surfaces show signs of rust and begin to corrode
  • Carpet pad becomes fully saturated and may not be able to be salvaged

First Week Following Water Damage:

  • Structural integrity is compromised
  • Mold growth and biohazard contaminants pose serious health threats
  • All components of the home (ceilings, walls, floors) that have been exposed to water are no longer safe, are breaking down, and may not even be salvageable
  • Extensive repairs, replacements, and rebuild may be necessary for proper restoration
  • The affected area is no longer habitable because of the possible and probable mold growth and other harmful contamination of the water
  • Air quality throughout the entire home is compromised because mold spores are microscopic and travel through the air

Content Restoration Services 

While this all seems devastating and hopeless for your valuable possessions, we are here to provide hope. At All About Contents, we know how important your belongings are, and we can help. We offer content restoration services following water damage, fire damage, and any other disaster that may affect your home.  If your contents need to be cleaned due to the nature of your loss, our highly trained team will work to restore all cleanable items back to pre-loss condition. Using the most up-to-date cleaning techniques available, we can safely clean, dry, deodorize, and restore your contents. Our skilled technicians will identify the material and construction of each item to ensure that proper methods are employed so that we can produce the best possible results. We know how devastating water damage can be, and how quickly the damage spreads and worsens, and that is why we also offer contents pack-out services. As soon as your disaster occurs, call us to remove your belongings so that we can increase the chances of restoring them completely. We are here to help in your time of need! 

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