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Don't Ignore That Water!

Updated: Mar 10, 2021

Living in New Jersey, it's inevitable that there will be some sort of water event (groundwater, hurricane, nor'easter, etc.) at some point during the year. Depending on your actual location, and how much water is flowing and how fast and/or how forcefully, water damage can begin occurring almost immediately.

The danger is the longer water remains, the more time it has to cause even further damage. It doesn’t take long for stagnant water can become a breeding ground for mold, bacteria, insects, or other contaminants.

In Minutes…

  • Water can soak into paper and cardboard, ruining them beyond repair

  • Water can cause stains and other noticeable surface level damage to furniture, carpeting, ceilings, and walls

  • Water can cause electricity-powered devices to short out

In Hours….

  • Walls and furniture made of composite materials can start to dissolve

  • Carpet padding can start to fall apart, and carpet backing can become weakened

  • Items made of unfinished wood can start to swell

  • Upholstery and fabrics can develop stains

  • Musty odors can start to develop

In Days….

  • Structural beams can start to swell and warp

  • Carpets and fabrics can start to dissolve

  • Mold can start growing

In Weeks…

  • Wood floors and furniture can start to swell, warp, and dissolve

  • Mold can grow to the extent that it poses a severe health risk

  • The structural support of your home can become so weakened that it is now unsafe.

Taking care of the problem early will eliminate the need for very costly water damage repair later. Make sure you make the call to the professionals at Dry Master Restorations as soon and as quickly as possible. Most water damage is covered by insurance, and we will work directly with your insurance company to make the process less stressful, simple and seamless.

We Are Here to Help… Anytime

deep water covering floor with floating objects
Left alone, standing water like this will quickly turn and become a breeding ground for mold, bacteria and other contaminants.


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