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Can Water Damage Hurt My Tile Floors in my Wilmington home?

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

wellington boots on flooded floor For assistance dealing with water, fire, or flood damage, contact SERVPRO of Hockessin / Elsmere.

Yes, Water Can Harm All Types of Flooring in Wilmington

Usually, after a leak in a kitchen or bathroom, homeowners are concerned with soaked carpeting or warped hardwood floors, but water can cause damage to tile and laminate too. If there are any cracks or imperfections in the flooring, water can seep through and cause damage to both the outer layer of flooring and the subflooring underneath.

How Do You Stop Water from Doing More Damage?

SERVPRO Restoration Specialists Work Quickly to Mitigate Secondary Damage
With most water damage cases in Wilmington, time is of the essence. The longer excess moisture sits on your floors, the more damage may incur. Sometimes, you may not know that moisture got under your flooring until you see or feel movement, or worse yet until you notice a smell caused by mold colonies. Having professionals come and scope damage right after the leak is the best way to stop any long-term damage before it starts.

What Are Some Things SERVPRO Technicians Do to Avoid Ripping Our Flooring?

    •    Thoroughly remove water with extraction equipment and dry the room with air movers and dehumidifiers.
    •    Use injectidry drying equipment to direct air under flooring.  
    •    Reach and dry flooring from crawl spaces or basement underneath.
    •    Testing that floors are adequately dried through using moisture meters.

The goal is to restore your flooring over requiring a costly replacement. Our knowledge, coupled with our specialty equipment and skills, provides superior restoration services. Our IICRC (Institute of Inspection Clean and Restoration Certification) specialists work with you to use the best strategies for your damage situation. Our goal is to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

For assistance dealing with water, fire, or flood damage, contact SERVPRO of Hockessin / Elsmere (General Contractor #1992104829) at (302) 992-0104.

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