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Stanley Steemer International
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Time is of the Essence

The effects of water damage over time

Water damage only gets worse as time goes on. That’s why it’s important to address the problem sooner rather than later. With Stanley Steemer water damage restoration, you can be sure that our trained professionals will respond quickly because they understand that time is money. Their goal is to get your operation back to normal as soon as possible. To provide you with a better understanding of the time sensitivity of this work, here’s a closer look at the effects of water damage:

  • In less than one hour, moving water quickly spreads to other areas. Furniture could permanently stain your carpet; moisture-sensitive furniture might discolor; and paper goods are ruined.
  • In the first 24 hours, furniture delaminates or swells and legs can split; pressed wood swells and disintegrates; bacterial odor is noticeable; uncoated metal surfaces may tarnish; and normal household odors gain strength.
  • In 2 to 7 days, microbial growth may appear, along with a musty odor. Musical instruments swell and warp, while drywall swells and disintegrates. Even uncoated metal surfaces begin to rust. Door and window casings swell and distort or delaminate, and wood decking and studs begin to swell, warp or split. At this point, electronic components may malfunction. Even worse, people with respiratory problems or compromised immune systems may experience signs of distress.
  • In a week or longer, microbial growth may appear, along with a musty odor. Wood components warp and split, while chemicals in the wood begin to dissolve, discolor and destroy the finishes. During this time, claim costs begin to skyrocket and serious occupant health hazards may occur.
  • At Stanley Steemer, we simply can’t over-emphasize the importance of addressing water damage as quickly as possible. Refer to the Stanley Steemer water damage tips for what to do before the experts arrive, but don’t wait to call in the professionals. Too many things can go wrong if the problem is neglected or you try to clean it up yourself. Even worse, don’t rely on non-certified technicians. Cleaning up water damage is not a job for amateurs. Call the pros at Stanley Steemer instead.

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I used to use you all the time, probably 8-10 years ago. However, a friend had his own carpet cleaning company so I used him out of loyalty. Well, over time I have become less and less satisfied and decided to use you again.
WOW! how I miss you and how I forgot what an excellent job you do! Lesson learned....I am definitely back. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your excellent service. Your technicians were the best and treated me like a valued customer.
C. Satterstrom, Encinitas, CA



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