Water Damage Can Quickly Target Sensitive Floor Types
While many of us wish to leave high school science far behind us, we do have to appreciate some of its lessons, such as gravity. Water and gravity combine to keep this destructive moisture at the lowest parts of your property, affecting areas like the flooring before nearly any other material as liquid pools. Our water damage restoration contractors need quick action to overcome these effects.
Water damage restoration in Brampton homes does not always solely mean drying the affected contents and materials. While fortunate homeowners can avoid repairs and intricate restoration at times, most must appreciate the quick spread of water and moisture damage throughout the structure. Our Zip Contracting water damage restoration professionals work early to remove heavily impacted materials that restorers cannot preserve or protect. Certain types of flooring materials are more susceptible to permanent damage than others. Standard installations in residences include:
- Plank Flooring
Where Are Water Damage Restoration Specialists Needed
Knowing where you are needed is a considerable component of the effective repair and reconstruction services we provide alongside restoration. We stay actively involved in every recovery phase if trusted cleanup partners like SERVPRO need demolition, build-back services, or temporary construction solutions to help throughout drying and surface cleaning. Our focus to get your home back to normal after water damage restoration often falls to:
- Carpet Flooring – The carpet is highly porous and quickly impacted by secondary threats like mould and mildewing. Wet carpets can also allow a quick path for moisture to reach subflooring, making removing and discarding the material a common choice after water damage.
- Hardwood and Vinyl Plank – Plank flooring can allow water to pass through the seams connecting the individual floor components. Some types boast water resistance and can slow this progression if restoration begins quickly. When warping begins, we must pull up all exposed planks and replace them.
- Subflooring Materials – When water moves beyond the surface layer and begins to impact the supporting materials underneath, this can be a more significant undertaking for our contractors. In these cases, we remove the OSB board and plywood until we reach dry materials to begin the build-back.
The type of flooring makes a difference in the kind of demolition and replacement that might be necessary. Tile flooring and non-porous options like it are less likely to have areas like the subflooring impacted by migrating moisture. In these cases, surface cleaning is the solution, and our Zip Contracting team focuses on repairs and reconstruction of the other damaged areas affected instead, such as trim and wall systems.
Experienced Professionals in Water Damage Restoration
Flooring is so readily damaged by water that it is often impossible to have effective cleanup and restoration that does not lead to replacing soiled floor materials. However, your home might become impacted by the spread of water damage effects; Zip Contracting has experienced water damage restoration professionals to help when you call (226) 558-1959.