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Water Damaged Flooring in Your Clearwater Shop May Need Replacing Instead of Simply Drying

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

water damaged flooring in a commercial structure When water damages the flooring in your Clearwater shop, it's critical that you have a professional team evaluate the damage.

The migration of water effects can be destructive to your building, and flooring materials can often experience this damage the worst.

When property owners consider water restoration and recovery, they fixate on the drying and extraction average necessary to protect theirClearwatershop. In addition to the mitigation and restoration actions required to preserve many of the exposed materials and content in the building, it is expected that a certain degree of structural repair and other reconstruction efforts will be necessary. Substantial water loss situations, such as burst pipes or malfunctioning sprinkler systems, can leave high volumes of water saturating the flooring materials throughout the main shop area.

Is water damage repair necessary?

While it might be challenging to determine the extent of water damage repair necessary for Clearwater shops like yours, the sooner that you can secure professional restoration and competent contractors, the better. Water damage will worsen continually and a 48-hour window is typically all the time you have to restore many of the structural elements exposed. When migrating water penetrates beyond the surface flooring material, subflooring and underlayment materials could become damaged. Identifying whether or not subflooring has become too damaged to preserve involves a series of advanced detection devices including:

  • Surface Moisture Meters
  • Probing Moisture Detectors
  • Thermal Imagery (Infrared)

Can SERVPRO Repair and Reinstall Flooring Materials?

We do not waste time with the restoration of materials that could be too damaged to protect. It is often more cost-effective to discard saturated materials and replace them rather than spending time working to dry what might not be salvageable. Removing surface material and underlayment can often allow our technicians a better opportunity to dry subflooring before irreparable damage occurs to this area. With in-house contractors, we can replace discarded materials immediately following mitigation services. We do emphasize the goal of restoring and not replacing building materials and members whenever feasible.

Many structural elements in your shop could become damaged by migrating water. We have contractors and recovery technicians that can work quickly to help. Give our SERVPRO of Clearwater North, Safety Harbor team a call today at (727) 250-0330

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