Flood Damage in Battle Ground Home Brings Special Challenges
Removing flood damage from your flooring
When flood damage happens, the first impulse is to clean up the water, and it works until water winds up running behind baseboards, into the carpet, and the sheetrock appears to be wet.
SERVPRO technicians scope the Battle Ground property with flood damage carefully and methodically to locate all areas of water migration. This action is vital because when moisture remains after cleanup, it can lead to issues with both musty odors and mold damage.
The technicians have extensive training for handling any size flood loss issues on any type of property. They also have access to a diverse array of equipment to perform water extraction on various surfaces as well as specialized drying equipment to leave the property ready for any needed repairs to return it to its preloss condition.
When flood water enters, the floor gets wet. The time that passes between exposure and cleanup efforts beginning determines the loss factor. Hardwood flooring, in particular, can look terrible after absorbing water with the boards both cupping or warping. SERVPRO technicians extract as much moisture as possible from the boards and use drying mats to force warm, dry air directly into the boards. Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air and port it away, which results in progressively drier air circulating and dries the flooring faster.
Tiles attached with adhesive often delaminate. Whether or not they have the potential for reuse through cleaning is determinate upon the construction materials.
Water Behind Walls
When flood water migrates within a home. It must be removed and dried. SERVPRO technicians sometimes need to perform controlled demolition techniques known as flood cuts to open up the walls for drying. This method involves measuring above the water line on the sheetrock and cutting it away in a straight line. When they locate water behind the baseboards, weep holes assist with drainage, and for more significant issues, the removal of baseboards is standard. The use of the Injecti-Dry systems force air into the wall cavities and ensure they dry completely.
SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 arrives quickly and cleans up flood damage in your home to make it, "Like it never even happened."
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