Choosing Materials That Are Less Prone to Water Damage For Boynton Beach Homes
Selecting Materials That Are Less Prone To Water Damage
Our homes serve as a sanctuary after a long day at work. The quandary is that some materials used in house construction for Boynton Beach homes are more susceptible to water, flooding, moisture, and mold than others. As such, it is important 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 a necessity. 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, who are certified by the IICRC to ensure a smooth and effective restoration process.
When choosing materials, consider their compatibility with other types of materials and how the whole systems or components drain and dry. While some materials are resistant to water damage, they may actually prevent drying. The ability of the whole component to dry combined with resistance to moisture is a significant consideration.
When replacing water-damaged floorings, in particular, 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 towards 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. This coating layer is the main defense against water attack.
Lap siding usually allows drying. To minimize water damage behind the brick, it is crucial to install the brick correctly and provide drainage. Reinforced poured concrete is stable and comes with fewer seam than concrete block, which may facilitate water damage.
If your home was constructed before 1990, chances are some of the construction materials are 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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