How SERVPRO Dries Water Damaged Flooring in Nutley
Why SERVPRO Is the Reliable Solution for Water Damaged Flooring in Nutley
When water flows unchecked in your Nutley home, your floors are almost always affected. Depending on the materials and installation, some types of floors and floor coverings maintain their function and appearance with few lasting effects if appropriate water removal and drying interventions occur. Other types of flooring cannot survive saturation and must be removed and replaced.
Carpet and Padding Considerations
Issues concerning water damage to your Nutley carpeting focus on contamination. Chemicals and pathogens cannot always be removed, making the floor coverings a safety and health hazard. General industry guidelines suggest padding be pulled and replaced in most cases. When slightly contaminated water affects carpets, we can clean them as long as delamination and mold growth are non-existent. Highly contaminated water damage requires carpet removal and replacement.
Wood Flooring Considerations
Wood-construction flooring often can be restored, but the type of materials affected, the condition of the subfloor, and the amount of time the floor was wet all weigh in on the probability of success. Pulling water from the underlay is crucial to prevent cupping, crowning, and buckling. Rapid water extraction employing negative air pressure using sealed floor mats helps minimize the distortion due to the swelling of hardwood planks and strips. Thorough drying of all layers must occur, although overdrying needs avoidance. Hardwood floor remediation requires accurate and periodic moisture readings, why SERVPRO technicians ensure adherence appropriate drying timelines. We recommend replacement of laminated floors manufactured of cellulose, glues, and other deconstructed materials. The wood-look surface disintegrates.
Hard Flooring Considerations
Concrete, resilient tile, and ceramic tile all can weather water damage, but each has its issues.
Concrete is porous, so it requires dedicated drying techniques to prevent mold damage. Careful moisture monitoring is a must.
Asphalt tile stays tight to the underfloor, but testing might reveal asbestos, which needs specialized removal and treatment. Our training and familiarity are why SERVPRO can keep your family safe from such hazards.
Vinyl tile is not as durable, and might loosen from concrete. We often remove some or all vinyl tile to dry wooden subfloors.
Ceramic tile isnearly waterproof if all grout is in perfect condition and sealed.Cracked grout interferes with water tightness, permitting water to damage subfloors. Swelling of the subfloor can cause tiles to pop loose and more grout to crack. Rapid water removal and drying to preloss moisture levels are why SERVPRO help is mandatory.
Experience, training, and tools are why SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield expertly handles water damage to your home’s floors. Call us at (973) 662-0062 to schedule an evaluation as soon as practical.
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