If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (904) 429-4457

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How Quickly Should You Act When Water Damage Occurs in Your St. Augustine Business?

1/14/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO water damage timeline The restoration process begins quickly when you call SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine beach 24 hours a day for water damage emergencies

Unexpected water damage can be detrimental to any business, big or small. When it comes to a water loss situation, the key to keeping water damage to a minimum is mitigating the loss quickly to restore your St. Augustine business back to its normal, functioning state. While some situations may seem minor, even small amounts of water can cause significant damages if left unchecked and open the door to more severe secondary damages down the line. That is why it is crucial to call a professional as soon as water damage is suspected. 

What Happens When Water Damage Occurs and Sits Over Time? 

The Initial Loss 
Within minutes, the water quickly spreads into floors, drywall, fixtures, and contents. 

Within the First 24 Hours 
The drywall begins to swell and break due to the saturation, hardwood, and furnishings will swell and crack, and microbial growth my begin to grow from the excess moisture. 

Throughout The First Week 
Flooring will likely become unsalvageable, any wood that is saturated will begin to warp, wet ceilings may collapse, and microbial growth will accelerate. 

Unchecked Damages After a Week
After water damage sits for a week the restoration costs will begin to escalate, the property structural safety may be compromised, and existing microbial growth spores will continue to duplicate. 

At SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine Beach, we know that water damage is stressful and you may not know what the next steps are. That is why we are here to help you develop a contingency plan in case of water damage or another emergency situation. With our Emergency Ready Profile, you get a free assessment of your facility that identifies the prioritized point of contact for authorizing work to begin after an emergency situation so the cleanup and restoration process can begin. Having this in place in result saves time, lessening damages and costs, getting your business up and running quicker saving you both time and money!

If you suffer from water damage, your local SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine Beach is here to help. Our highly trained technicians can mitigate and dry out the excess moisture quickly before the structural integrity of your property becomes at risk for secondary damages and mold growth. Acting quickly and avoiding any delays not only save the property's structural integrity but lessens the amount of time needed to mitigate the water damage, but the timely response can also aid in keeping overall costs down. Call us at 904-429-4457 to schedule a FREE estimate, or for emergency services 24/7/365! 

Other News

View Recent Posts