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How Can Water Get Removed from Wood Flooring in Boynton Beach Houses?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

Moisture removal happens in multiple ways with saturated flooring in Boynton Beach homes. 

Many building materials and construction elements can be adversely affected by burst pipes, flooding, and other water damage incidents. As leading restoration professionals, our SERVPRO team can help manage these loss scenarios efficiently.

Extraction and Drying of Surface Water 

The initial aspects of water damage cleanup for Boynton Beach homes focus on the removal of surface water. To protect wood flooring, fast extraction and surface drying should begin as soon as possible. Some of the tools for this include:

  • Wet vacuums
  • Squeegee wands
  • Towels
  • Mops
  • Submersible pumps

Addressing Trapped Water Before Structural Damage

Our team must focus on trapped water inside of the wood planks as fast as possible. There is a finite timeline before water absorbed by wood planks bonds chemically with cellulose and alters the flooring composition entirely. Once this warping or distortion occurs, the planks must be discarded.

Are Repairs Needed After Water Damage? 

We have a general contractor license to evaluate the need for reconstruction and repairs after damage to flooring. Controlled demolition is possible when the same materials can be acquired to repair portions of the floors. Severe damage might require all of a room’s flooring to be removed and replaced.

Tracking Drying Progress for Efficient Results 

Monitoring the progress of drying efforts through affected wood flooring can also be a critical process. Not only does the monitoring of drying help to determine where more focused steps might be necessary, but it also helps prevent the unwanted scenario of over-drying the wood planks. This can also be a destructive condition for the floors. Some of the tools for this process include:

When water becomes trapped in wood flooring, it can be detrimental to the house and its structural integrity. As restoration professionals trusted throughout the region, we respond quickly with effective mitigation and cleanup solutions to protect installed flooring when possible. Give our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team a call today at (561) 413-9754.

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