Restoring the Floors of a Water-Damaged Fort Pierce Property
As you can tell from both the Before and After Photo for this water damage incident, multiple rooms of this Fort Pierce property were impacted by a rapidly developing leak. As widespread as this problem became, the homeowners acted quickly to secure the services of our SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE team. As leading water restoration professionals in the area, we arrived in force with our Green Fleet of vehicles to begin mitigation. We are experts with:
- Water damage remediation
- Water removal services
- Flood restoration
- Emergency services water damage
Removing Plank Flooring for Drying
Among the first steps that our team needed to take when we arrived was to remove certain flooring materials. In one of the affected rooms, wood plank flooring was completely saturated and ruined. It was more beneficial for our team to pull the surface material to prevent further damage to subflooring. In the Before Photo, you can see the result of this demolition process, the OSB board subflooring exposed, and various drying tools working to protect this installed element to prevent further demolition efforts.
Using Efficient Drying Tools for Evaporation
Those tools that you can see in the Before Photo were far from the extent of evaporative drying equipment used for the property. While axial air movers like you see on the left side of the Before Photo and the low grain refrigerant dehumidifier regulating moisture removal in the tented space were relied on, we have dozens of other tools and pieces of equipment vital for moisture and water removal. For example, squeegee wands and light wands would be instrumental in removing the pooling surface water on the faux wood tile shown in the After Photo.
Checking Moisture Content and Humidity
We cannot begin efforts like reconstruction and repair without acknowledging that the moisture and dampness concerns have been addressed. Without confirmation, mold and microbial threats could develop and be even more devastating for this property. Our SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE team has numerous devices to help identify where moisture pockets exist and track water migration through a residence. Protecting flooring and wall systems in this damaged house required a combination of:
- Moisture meters
- Thermal imagery
- Probing detectors
Reinstalling the Floors and Baseboard
The Before Photo shows our SERVPRO team working through restoring this residence after its water damage. While air movers and dehumidifiers are still working to evaporate moisture and collect it, we begin other necessary steps like the reinstallation of materials removed in the mitigation stage. You can see the baseboard in the image is new and untreated/unpainted.
Painting and Cleaning
To achieve the look of the After Photo, several finishing touches were necessary. As a competent team with a general contractor license, nearly all the repairs and reconstruction your property requires can get completed by SERVPRO of Fort Pierce, NE. With the surfaces treated and painted/finished, all that was left was another satisfied customer.