Mitigation and Remediation of Hardwood Floor Water Damage in Middletown Commercial Space
Let us save your Middletown floors from water damage.
Named Middletown in 1653, our community boasts many buildings with histories that stretch back for a hundred years or more. The characteristics of rustic or elegant hardwood flooring brings warmth and a sense of permanence to retail outlets, restaurants, and institutions in the area. When a water loss occurs because of aging plumbing or appliance breakdown, saving your venerable floors from permanent damage is one of our focuses.
Understanding Water Migration
A break in a freshwater pipe can happen without warning in your Middletown shop, the water damage spreading out sometime far from the origin under a sink or behind a wall. Naturally, the floors take the brunt of the harm, with water moving across the surface and seeping into cracks and crevices. The seepage makes it appear as though the water disappeared. On the contrary, as the subfloor and joists become saturated, they prevent the top hardwood layer from drying out completely. Lingering moisture causes stips or planks to swell, distorting the surface with cupping or crowning. If left unaddressed, the flooring becomes permanently damaged, requiring removal and replacement at great expense and loss of historical integrity.
Innovative Water Removal and Drying Techniques
Rather than disassembling the wet floor, SERVPRO employs a pressurized Injectidry system to remove water from beneath the floorboards and behind trim. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians seal floor mats to areas where moisture was detected using thermal imaging or probes. Hoses connect the mats to negative pressure (suction) from extraction equipment, pulling liquid from all the layers. Holes drilled into baseboards permit suction to address hidden water, as well. When liquid water is gone, the absorbed moisture evaporates with the help of warmed air movement using a similar configuration. Dehumidifiers then condense or absorb the water vapor for collection and disposal outside your commercial space.
A Restorative Mission
SERVPRO approaches water damage challenges with a concentration on returning commercial properties to preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.” Especially important when your shop has an ambiance that rehabbing or remodeling cannot replicate, turning the clock back on water damage through skillful mitigation and remediation action is our goal to get you back to business fast.
SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain has skilled technicians and cutting edge equipment to resolve your commercial water damage woes. Contact us at (860) 826-5169 for an evaluation of your scenario.
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