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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Serious Water Damage in Lansing Business

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

The iron particulates in the water oxidized and left these massive rust stains all over.

Powerful Water Main Break

A water main break in this Lansing hall caused extensive damage throughout. The water main burst on a Friday and, as the building is typically only used for meetings and receptions, wasn't checked on until someone noticed a spike in the utility bill a couple days later. The water quickly flooded the rest of the hall, causing all the floors and lower walls to be unsalvageable. 

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Be sure to check our Before & After photo section soon to see the building after the repairs!

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