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Protecting Flooring in Fort Pierce North Condos After Water Damage

3/13/2023 (Permalink)

water damaged carpet; SERVPRO drying equipment being used to dry We have several strategies to dry carpets and flooring materials. Call SERVPRO today!

Flooring Water Damage Must Be Addressed Quickly

When water leaks occur in condos, restoration professionals like ours must respond fast to help. We carefully evaluate the condition of your unit and begin mitigation upon arrival to protect elements like flooring from permanent damage.

Extracting Standing Water

When addressing water damage in Fort Pierce North condominiums and apartments, we must work quickly to ensure that more units are not impacted by migrating moisture. Flooring can be one of the most heavily damaged elements of the residence, as water collects on these lowest materials until the moisture gets absorbed into the pores of the surface. Surface water extraction with wet vacuums and pumps can be an effective starting point, but water removal varies by flooring type:

  • Carpeting – Weighted extraction and carpet wands are the most effective with immediate water removal from carpeted floors, though thorough drying might also include other processes. Floating places a powerful air mover between the padding and carpet layer of flooring, drying both simultaneously. 
  • Hardwood/Plank Flooring – Water absorbed into plank flooring can permanently damage these installed components without prompt action. Drying mats pull moisture from plank floors and the subflooring materials underneath before water becomes bound to the plank and distorts it. 
  • Tile Flooring – While non-porous, standing water on tile is more likely to migrate to other areas of the residence from your kitchen or bathroom where it is installed. Extraction can manage most of this threat, including using squeegee wands for more direct water removal. 

Cleaning Up After Water Damage 

Cleaning up these flooring materials is an important step to follow water removal and drying. Carpeting can be dulled and stained by water absorption, so deluxe conditioning and hot water extraction can improve the appearance of the fibers and restore colors.

When flooring in your coastal condo suffers water damage from a leak, SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE can respond fast to help. We can complete extraction, drying, and cleanup to save you repairs and reconstruction. Call us at (772) 362-7060.

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