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Do Water Leaks Cause Permanent Floor Damage In Your Orwigsburg Home?

9/17/2020 (Permalink)

water damage in home Using a professional technician to restore your home may be cost-efficient after a water emergency.

SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Professionals Can Reduce and Restore Floor Damage in your Orwigsburg Home.

What type of damage does water cause to flooring?
The floors of your Orwigsburg home are a composite of surface material, subfloor, and framework. Water naturally migrates, which, depending on the length of exposure and quantity of water, can affect your floor construction. Properties with carpeting also include a carpet pad, which typically breaks apart or deteriorate with exposure moisture. Assessing the amount of damage that water causes to flooring requires special measuring devices and, in some cases, removal of physical barriers to gain access to the lower regions of the floor construction. SERVPRO technicians can perform an expert analysis before tailoring a restoration procedure for your home.

What tools are used to assess floor damages?
- Moisture probes and sensors for non-invasive inspection methods
- Thermal imaging cameras or Boroscopes to assess hidden cavities or materials within walls
- Deconstruction of the floor or removal of carpets for visual inspection for properties with extensive damage or long-term water exposure

When should I consider replacing flooring?
Some floor materials are more resilient and therefore respond better to water damage restoration methods in your Orwigsburg home. Expensive flooring like masonry or hardwoods is generally more time and cost-efficient to restore rather than replace. We use a range of psychrometric equipment- like air movers, dehumidifiers, or venting fans- and cleaning methods to regain flooring. Often a hardwood floor can be dried and cleaned before returning to apply a new finish. Where there is extensive damage, SERVPRO can use sandblasting equipment to even out signs of cupping or warping.

What are cheap flooring materials to replace?
- Carpets and carpet pads
- Linoleum or other vinyl materials
- Laminate flooring

Using a professional technician to restore your home may be cost-efficient after a water emergency. Contact SERVPRO of Pottsville at (570) 622-8991.

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