Our Technicians Discuss The Most Common Types of Water Damage In Cocoa
Most Common Types of Water Damage to Floors in Cocoa Homes
When water damage occurs in a home, the flooring, whether it is tile, laminate, hardwood, or carpet, bears the brunt of it. Fortunately, specialized cleaning methods have the potential to restore floors to their preloss condition.
Scoping water damage in Cocoa homes is one of the first actions SERVPRO techs perform. This preliminary effort ensures that anywhere there is moisture, it gets removed.
The difference between an okay restoration job and an excellent one lies within the knowledge, experience, and equipment. The certified techs use advanced moisture detection equipment to find, extract, and dry properties quickly, which lessens loss.
When a water spill occurs on tile flooring, if the seal on the grout is old or damaged, moisture can collect within the subfloor. Techs can determine how deep the extraction and drying needs to go, through the use of non-penetrating detection equipment. Glue-down tile may delaminate when prolonged exposure to moisture occurs; in these cases, the tiles get removed and inspected for the potential for cleaning and reuse, saving the homeowner the cost of buying new flooring.
This floor covering is commonly used on slab substrate and generally does poorly upon exposure to water. This type of flooring usually cannot be reused and requires removal and replacement.
If the cleanup efforts begin quickly enough, there is a good chance the carpet may be recoverable and able to dry in place using techniques such as floating. The technicians have weighted extractor heads that work to push the maximum amount of water out of the fibers and expedite the drying phase.
Most homeowners consider their hardwood flooring an investment in their house, and the good news is, if the boards are hardwood and not a composite, SERVPRO has specialized equipment to assist in the recovery of this type of flooring.
SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638-4947 is available 24/7 to clean up and restore local properties from water damage and make it, “Like it never even happened.”
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