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Choosing Materials That Are Less Prone to Water Damage for Boynton Beach Homes

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

outside view of southern Florida home Having a water damage restoration company at your Boynton Beach home is a necessity.

Selecting Materials That Are Less Prone to Water Damage

Our homes serve as a sanctuary after a long day at work. The difficulty is that some materials used in house construction for Boynton Beach homes are more susceptible to water, flooding, moisture, and mold than others. It is essential to select materials that are more resistant to water for a few days without significant damage.

Nevertheless, having a water damage restoration company at your Boynton Beach home is necessary. After many years of operation in the area, SERVPRO has dealt with many forms of water damage and can handle most emergencies swiftly and efficiently. We have a team of highly trained technicians certified by the IICRC to ensure a smooth and effective restoration process.

When choosing materials, consider their compatibility with other materials and how the whole system or components drain and dry. While some materials are resistant to water damage, they may prevent drying. The ability of the entire system to dry combined with moisture resistance is a significant consideration.

When replacing water-damaged floorings, SERVPRO technicians look for moisture-resistant materials. Concrete materials like bituminous or latex, pre-cast concrete, or concrete tile can be polished, colored, and sealed. Moisture-resistant wall materials include brick, cement board, cast stone with waterproof mortar, steel with waterproof applications, and ceramic wall tile.

Corrosion-resistant metal doors can also go a long way toward preventing water damage. Fiberglass door laminates provide a strong chemical and corrosion resistance to wear and tear. The fiberglass contains a gel coat on the door surface for a good seal, and this coating layer is the central defense against water attack.

Lap siding usually allows drying. To minimize water damage behind the brick, ensure correct brick installation, which provides drainage. Reinforced poured concrete is stable and has fewer seams than concrete blocks, which may facilitate water damage.

Homes constructed before 1990 probably include some of the construction materials susceptible to water damage. In any case, if you're unfortunate enough to experience water damage to your home, you can rely on SERVPRO of Boynton Beach to restore your property to its original state. Call us today at (561) 413-9754.

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