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Water Removal from Damaged Flooring in Pompano Beach Properties

4/25/2023 (Permalink)

water damaged hardwood floors Flooring can be one of the more complex systems to dry after water damage, requiring immediate action to protect.

Is Water Removal Possible from Hardwood?

Water removal is one of the most complex and necessary aspects of mitigation and recovery for damaged homes. Effective surface water cleanup protects the materials exposed from unnecessary harm. Water restoration processes begin when we arrive for mitigation after your first notice of loss. 

Removing Surface Water to Evaluate the Damage 

Water removal for Pompano Beach homes and businesses begins with extraction processes. Vacuums and pumps are vital in clearing the pooling liquid on sensitive hardwood plank flooring. The more prolonged exposure to these materials, the more planks can absorb the moisture and begin to warp and deteriorate.

Stages of Water Damage to Wood Flooring 

The progression of water into the plank floors can determine the viability of drying and recovery. In addition, the influence of this moisture dictates whether the materials impacted are salvageable or if controlled demolition is the next suitable solution for complete restoration. Stages of water infiltration include:

  • Surface - This is when technicians can still remove pooling on the surface of the hardwood flooring. Our team can use extractors, mops, towels, and evaporative drying air movers to regulate water clearing at this stage.
  • Free - When water enters the plank but has not yet bonded molecularly. SERVPRO professionals can still draw moisture from the wood planks with drying mats and other equipment. 
  • Bound - At this stage, the water has bonded with the cellulose in the wood planks and began to distort and warp the composition of these units. Water restoration and drying are no longer possible at this stage. 

Flooring can be one of the more complex systems to dry after water damage, requiring immediate action to protect. However, with sophisticated tools and experienced professionals, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach can effectively protect installed building materials in your home. Call us at (954) 970-4942.

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