WITHIN WEEKS

Prolonged fungi dampness begins to sink in permanently to drywall, paneling and wood. Structures become extreme health hazards, evacuation is required; ALE expense increases. Acid residues cause carpet fibers to yellow permanently; silver plate is corroded permanently; glass, china and crystal may require replacement due to sever etching and pitting caused by prolonged exposure to […]

WITHIN DAYS

Fungi appear with characteristic “musty” odors; moisture-sensitive internal components in pianos and organs begin to swell in the presence of condense moisture; electronic components malfunction; door and window casing swell and distort or delaminate. Persons with asthma experience respiratory distress. In the presence of acid soot residue, painted walls yellow permanently; metal corrodes and pits; […]

WITHIN HOURS

Furniture begins to delaminate and swells, drywall swells, paneling warps; bacterial odor becomes apparent. In the presence of acid soot residues, grout is stained; fiberglass bath fixtures yellow; metals tarnish, countertops yellow; appliances yellow (especially refrigerators extending above the head line), furniture finish discolors.

WITHIN MINUTES

Water contamination spreads to unaffected areas (especially antiques); moisture-sensitive furniture; paper goods are ruined due to moisture absorption and swelling. Acid soot residues cause discoloration to many surfaces.