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Water damage floors

5/3/2022 (Permalink)

There are several factors to consider when it comes to replacing versus repairing water-damaged floors.   The extent of damage incurred and the type of water intrusion is an important factor in the decision.

  1. Extent of water damage- Is the flooring damage minor and cosmetic, or major and destructive?  Was the water covering the floor for an extended period?  Flooring that is still functional will likely require much less time, money and effort than flooring damaged to the point of being unsafe or deteriorated.  If flooring was not thoroughly dry within 24 to 48 hours of the incident, there could be mold growth which can complicate flooring repairs and jeopardize your health.
  2. Types of water intrusions
  • Clean water- Water from leaking pipes is clean water- like rainwater and this type of water is safe to clean
  • Gray water- Water from dishwashers, washing machines and clean toilets is slightly dirty.  This “gray” water may have contaminants and proper safety equipment is needed for cleaning
  • Black water- Water from sewage or rivers and requires professional clean up, contains serious contaminants and can cause health problems

SERVPRO of Novi/Commerce South and Bloomfield can help you with drying or replacing your floor, call us today at 248-344-0044, we are here to help!

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