Water Damage is Especially Problematic in Your Business
Unwanted Water Can be Destructive to Your Building, and Flooring Materials Can Often Experience This Damage the Worst.
When many business owners consider water restoration and recovery, they fixate on the drying and extraction necessary to protect their Palm Harbor shop. In addition to the mitigation and restoration actions required to preserve the exposed materials and content in the building, a certain degree of structural repair and other reconstruction efforts are often necessary. Substantial water loss situations, such as burst pipes or malfunctioning sprinkler systems, can leave high volumes of water saturating into the flooring materials throughout the building.
Is Water Damage Repair Necessary?
While it might be challenging to initially determine the extent of water damage repair necessary for Palm Harbor jobs like yours, the sooner you can secure professional restoration and competent contractors, the better. Water damage often leaves just a 48-hour window to restore many of the damaged structural elements. When migrating water penetrates beyond the surface flooring material, subflooring and underlayment materials could become damaged. Identifying whether or not subflooring has become too damaged to preserve involves a series of advanced detection devices including:
- Surface Moisture Meters
- Probing Moisture Detectors
- Thermal Imagery (Infrared)
Can SERVPRO Repair and Reinstall Flooring Materials?
We do not waste time with the restoration of materials that could be too damaged to protect. It is often more cost-effective to discard saturated materials and replace them rather than spending time to dry what might not be salvageable. Removing surface material and underlayment can often allow our technicians a better opportunity to dry subflooring before irreparable damage occurs to this area. With in-house contractors, we can replace discarded materials immediately following mitigation services. We do emphasize the goal of restoring and not replacing building materials and members whenever feasible.
Many structural elements in your shop could become damaged by migrating water. We have contractors and recovery technicians that can work quickly to help. Give our SERVPRO of Dunedin / Palm Harbor South team a call today at (727) 793-1333.