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48 Hours After Water Damage

If your home has experienced water damage from a flood or a busted pipe, the first 48 hours are crucial. If water damage is left untreated, significant damage can occur in a short amount of time. Therefore, it’s imperative to contact a professional as soon as possible. Here are a few things that occur during the first 48 hours of water damage. If your home has experienced water damage in Punta Gorda, contact us today. 

Structural Damage 

When standing water is left in your home, the water quickly damages the wood and structure of your home. When wood becomes saturated with water,  stretching, cracking, and deformities happen. Therefore, the sooner the water is removed, the less damage to your home will occur.

Sanitation Issues Visible water damage on wall

If there is a significant amount of water in your home, avoid it at all costs. Within the first 48 hours of flooding, the water can quickly become hazardous. Some dangerous materials that could be found in the water are: 

  • Dead & decaying animals
  • Wiring & electrical components
  • Paint 
  • Backed up sewage from the mainline
  • Dirty and grime from the outside and within the carpets and flooring

Water Damage in Punta Gorda

Don’t let the many dangers of water damage affect your home and your family! Over time, water damage in Punta Gorda can result in a lot more than the initial damage. If you have water damage, don’t hesitate, react quickly to avoid further damage. Contact FP Property Restoration to learn more about our services. 

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