As soon as water creeps in, your carpets may get stained and your photographs, books and other paper goods may start to bulge and warp. If the water is black water, like from sewage, anything the water touches immediately becomes a potential biohazard.
Within 24 hours after your home has been exposed to water, it will begin to cause damage. This is when drywall begins to bulge and break, furniture begins to swell and crack, and metal surfaces begin to tarnish. After 48 hours, your home will experience growth and spread of mold and
mildew. The doors, windows, and wood flooring may swell and warp, and metal may begin to rust and corrode.
It’s important to call a water restoration company as soon as you notice a leak, flood, or other signs of water damage. Drying and cleaning the area immediately will prevent costly and more serious issues.