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Is Severe Water Damage Likely on Hard Flooring?

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

Excess water can damage the contents and structure of your home. SERVPRO has the equipment and expert technicians to help. Call immediately.

SERVPRO Evaluates Woodbury Properties to Determine Issues Likely to Hinder Restoration

Water mostly damages materials after permeating the surface because it causes changes such as swelling or deterioration of the constituent substances. Porous and semi-porous materials are highly vulnerable to water exposure because they absorb significant quantities of moisture. 

If water spills on a hard floor surface, you may expect a straightforward water damage restoration for your Woodbury business premises. However, it might take more than water extraction and cleaning of the affected areas to restore normalcy. Since hard floors are made from different materials, each may require a unique renovation approach. Common floor materials include:

  • Resilient tiles
  • Concrete
  • Ceramic tiles

Although concrete is hard, it is porous, and therefore standing water can wick through, leaving calcium deposits on the surface. It can also support mold. Restoration must therefore include preventive measures such as the application of EPA-registered disinfectants.

Resilient tiles withstand water exposure. However, if they have wooden underlayment, any moisture that wicks through can cause warping, thus ruining the surface.

SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove helps identify any issues that might lead to challenges when performing water damage restoration. Call us at (651) 314-4631.

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