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Water Damage Quickly Wreaks Havoc in Your Basking Ridge Home

1/22/2022 (Permalink)

woman holding a bucket catching leaking water. Water damage restoration is not a DIY project. Call SERVPRO for fast and immediate service for your home.

SERVPRO Wants Basking Ridge Residents to Have Reliable Water Damage Help

Water-related emergencies like flooding from burst pipes never wait for business hours to develop in your home. Since these issues can happen anytime, you need a team you can call right away to arrive at your Basking Ridge property to begin water removal services. The longer you wait to handle major spills from an overflowing tub or the water from a faulty appliance, the more damage develops. Rather than waiting for costly damage or the onset of potentially harmful mold growth, SERVPRO is there to begin within hours of your call.

Rapid Response is Critical!

You must never wait to call on us for water damage in Basking Ridge. Water spreads through the home and may get absorbed into your walls, furnishings, flooring, and other contents. Rapid response to begin mitigation is crucial because the water damage timeline includes the following:

Within Minutes:

  • Water migrates to dry spaces, infiltrating all porous materials in its path – this includes contents, drywall, flooring, and upholstery
  • Furnishings could bleed, leading to permanent stains on wood floors or carpets
  • Books, photos, and other paper goods may start to swell and disintegrate

Within the First 24 Hours:

  • Metal surfaces may tarnish
  • Drywall begins to swell or crumble
  • Inks and dyes from paper goods and cloth may stain and spread
  • Furnishings can swell or crack
  • Musty odors may develop

Within 48 Hours to a Week:

  • Mildew and mold begin to colonize
  • Windows, wall studs, and doors swell and warp
  • Paint and wallpaper may blister and peel
  • Metal can corrode and rust
  • Hardwood flooring can begin cupping, warping, swelling, or buckling
  • Biohazard contamination may be present

After a Week:

  • The time and cost for water damage restoration increase dramatically – the need for replacement of materials versus restoration could get extensive
  • Biohazard contamination, mold growth, and structural integrity become risks to all occupants

No matter the scope of the project, SERVPRO of Bridgewater is here to handle water damage and restoration. You can reach us by dialing (908) 222-2020 for emergency service 24 hours a day!

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