When it comes to water damage, restoring your home can be a cumbersome and stressful experience. One of the more difficult aspects of dealing with water damage is not knowing what will happen to your home flooring. Water damage restoration on different types of flooring is bound to be different depending on the material and the extent of the damage. This guide can give some insight as to what you may expect to happen to your flooring when you call for professional water damage restoration.
Folks can be surprised to learn it’s possible to save your carpet flooring after a disaster with water damage restoration. However, this all depends on how much water has saturated the carpet, the water source, and how long the carpet has been soaked. For a finished basement that has carpet flooring, any sort of contact with contaminated sewage water should prompt you to call for a restoration company to remove and replace your carpets. It’s not worth trying to clean and dry carpet with extensive damage since mold and mildew can quickly grow and become another major problem.
Laminate and Wood
Laminate and even some wood flooring can withstand small spills and remain unaffected if the water is quickly wiped up. However, in the event of a flooding situation or prolonged exposure to water, water damage is a given. This is because the wooden floorboards and the wood component in laminate floors are prone to warping, rotting, and cracking. With this extent of damage, your best option is to replace the flooring. However, you only need to replace the affected or damaged bits and not the entire flooring.
Tile flooring is often found in kitchens and bathrooms. Both of these places in our homes are quite moisture-prone. Usually, water damage is not a big issue with properly installed and sealed tile floors. Particularly, ceramic and porcelain tiles are non-porous and therefore do not absorb water. This will only be an issue if there are loose or missing tiles, or there are cracks in the tiles or grout. In these cases, you may need your water damage restoration service to assess the damage to the underlying subfloor and make appropriate recommendations for remediation.
Water Damage Restoration Services from Smith & Son’s Contracting
At Smith & Son’s, we have provided the state of Maryland with top-notch workmanship on our restoration and remodeling jobs for over three decades. We have 24/7 availability and exceptional customer service, along with the expertise to complete all of your home remodeling needs. For a great job at an honest price throughout the Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Ellicott City, Severna Park, and Columbia areas, give us a call today at (410) 360-5252 or 1-410-245-5954 for 24/7 home improvement and home remodeling services. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, and check out our blog! We look forward to serving you.