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Can Water Restoration Professionals Save Soaked Merrimack Floors?

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

drying mat being used to dry water on hardwood floor When water damaged this kitchen, we were there. We used drying mats to thoroughly dry hardwood floors.

We Pull Out All the Stops for Merrimack Floor and Water Mitigation and Remediation - Why SERVPRO Delivers Outstanding Results

Floors take a real beating after burst pipes, ceiling leaks, or basement flooding in Merrimack. Water restoration experts leverage the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) best practices to provide positive outcomes for most hard flooring.

Why Does SERVPRO Sometimes Change Strategies When Merrimack Hard Floors Need Water Restoration Help?

Homes contain a variety of flooring materials, some handling water removal efforts in Merrimack better than others. Our crews choose the most successful strategies, why SERVPRO considers the severity of the water damage and the durability of the flooring materials.

  • Laminate or Vinyl Tile Flooring - Laminate or vinyl flooring is inexpensive and popular. Vinyl tiles glue down, while laminates sandwich a photographic applique layer and inner core between synthetic overlays. After water damage, rapid peeling or delamination occurs, and installation adhesives fail. The subfloor can survive after professional water extraction and drying, but the decorative tiles nearly always require tear-out and replacement.
  • Hardwood Floors - Homeowners prize hardwood floors, which is why SERVPRO invests considerable training and equipment for its restoration. Promptly removing water is the key. SERVPRO uses negative air pressure drying mat systems and selective removal hardwood sections to uncover water and provide access for effective structural drying techniques. We also utilize rolling pin-prick holes through “waterproof” finishes to allow evaporation
  • Ceramic Tile - Tiles that “pop up” signal that water drained through cracked or unsealed grout to cause the subfloor to swell. The tiles themselves rarely show damage and can be reset and regrouted. SERVPRO concentrates on drying out the subfloor from underneath or aiming warm, dry air from above after strategically removing a few tiles.
  • Concrete and Asphalt Tiles - These floors ride through most flooding after professional water removal, cleaning, disinfection, and drying.

You have a lot “riding” on your floors; that is why SERVPRO of Merrimack endeavors to do all possible to restore them. Call (603) 262-9293 to review your options.

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