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Proven Tips for Dealing With Flood Damage Issues in South Orlando

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

Addressing Saturated Vinyl Flooring in Your South Orlando

Flooding can cause devastating effects throughout your South Orlando home, especially to elements like flooring materials. Many homeowners have sought the aesthetic appeal and functionality of vinyl flooring planks with renovations and even initial construction projects. While these simulate hardwood flooring, they can often get installed more cheaply and easily. Much like actual hardwood, these flooring materials require immediate attention when exposed to standing water, and that's where our trained IICRC-certified water restoration specialists can help.

Severe storms can produce vulnerabilities that allow flood damage to occur in your South Orlando home. While many materials can become affected by the spreading water, your flooring is often a point of collection for this water flow, pooling over this material and beginning to saturate it immediately. A fast response can often prevent the need for removing the material and replacing it, which requires quick reaction times from the homeowner to reach out to our SERVPRO professionals to get us there.

Once our team arrives, we'll work to begin our effective mitigation tactics. Extraction is a critical component of this process, as it reduces the volume of water to continually affect the flooring. We have portable sump pumps, wet-vacs with extraction wands, and even gas-powered trash pumps for rapid removal of standing water. When the excess is removed, our team can begin work to dry out the damaged areas and have specialized equipment to start drying out saturated vinyl flooring.

Water can penetrate seams and cracks in the vinyl planks, mainly where the tongue and groove installation occurs. Our Injecti-dry system can address saturation into the subflooring, slowly drawing out moisture in a controlled fashion. We can consistently monitor moisture content to ensure that these planks do not become overly dried, which can also damage them.

Many materials and structural elements can become exposed to spreading floodwater. Our SERVPRO of South Orlando team can work on drying out saturated materials and reduce the need for tear-out and reconstruction when possible. Call 24/7 at (407) 985-3200.

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