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Flood Damage In Your Dallas Home

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

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Flood Damage in Dallas Hit Hardwood Floors Hard

The weather changes fast in Big D, and intense storms and flash floods are always a possibility. Getting the cleanup process started can make the difference between a little and a lot of water loss in a home.

Locally heavy rains that saturated the ground were the root cause behind flash floods that resulted in flood damage to a Dallas home. Roughly half an inch of water entered the house through worn weatherstripping around a storm door and quickly spread across the hardwood floor.

Determine the Scale of Water Loss
While water removal actions take place, other SERVPRO techs use their moisture detection equipment to peer behind walls and under floors to see if seepage into the subfloor occurred. This preliminary action assists with complete moisture removal from the property.

Extraction of Water on Hardwood Flooring
Not every type of hardwood flooring comes back from exposure to water. Boards made from composite materials tend to warp, and the interiors can disintegrate, making them unsuitable for restoration, and they are a loss. On solid hardwood boards, the techs use their portable pumps to pull as much moisture as possible from the boards.

Removal for Restoration
Real hardwood boards absorb moisture, and it can be unsettling for a homeowner to see their prized flooring cup and bow. Still, those are all common outcomes, and on a case by case basis, the floorboards may have restoration potential by either drying in place, or if the subfloor is wet, the floorboards get dried outside the loss area for potential reinstallation.

Drying Hardwood Floors After Water Loss
SERVPRO techs frequently lessen loss to flooring through the use of specialized drying equipment such as the InjectiDry system to force air into wall cavities affected by water. Drying mats are beneficial for powering warm, dry air into the subflooring, which causes hidden moisture to rise, expediting the drying process. The use of dehumidification equipment in tandem with the drying equipment assists in bringing down the interior humidity rapidly.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 is available 24/7 to handle any size flood damage problem in local properties and use their equipment and experience to make the water loss, “Like it never even happened.”

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