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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SERVPRO Tackles Flood Restoration in South Miami Home with Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is a common sight in South Miami homes and something SERVPRO deals with regularly. This flooring type is inexpensive, easy to install, and looks like real wood planks in a huge number of style choices. The downside of this flooring type is when events such as burst pipes or flash flooding from heavy storms result in the need for professional water clean-up. The laminate floorboards have different kinds of materials as part of their construction. Still, one thing is certain across all designs: the floorboards absorb moisture like a sponge and begin to deteriorate to the point that water damage restoration methods cannot return them to a suitable state for reuse in the South Miami home. 

Flood Restoration Actions by SERVPRO Needed in South Miami Home

Upon arrival at the South Miami home, SERVPRO found an extensive water damage remediation area was necessary on the laminate floor. The techs used their instruments to scope the flooring and discovered that a large amount of water was absorbed into the flooring and the subfloor below with water clean-up needs.

SERVPRO techs handled the controlled demo needed on the laminate flooring to expose the concrete substrate for water removal services in the South Miami house. Removing the laminate floorboards when they get compromised by water helps save the trim and sheetrock on the walls as it prevents wicking. When these materials get damaged, it leads to greater expenses for property owners when the building materials require replacement due to water damage and the flooring. 

SERVPRO Has the Professional Equipment to Dry South Miami Homes Quickly 

It takes several units and different drying equipment types to bring down the moisture levels in South Miami residences in a rapid fashion. SERVPRO technicians set up multiple air movers to deliver warm, dry air across the exposed substrate along with low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers to capture the moisture as the air movers raise it. SERVPRO techs also have access to Thermal Energy System drying units for South Miami properties. This water damage restoration system uses direct heat drying and controlled airflow to create a high-speed evaporation environment, increasing the speed at which South Miami properties dry during water damage remediation services.

Actions by SERVPRO Prepping for Water Damage Repairs in South Miami Home

Once the subfloor verifies as attaining the drying goals set by SERVPRO in the South Miami home, the techs clean the floor and surfaces affected by the water. Because mold spores can germinate within 24 hours of elevated humidity, SERVPRO techs are proactive in treating surfaces with professional antimicrobial cleaning agents. This action ensures mold removal is not an issue that becomes part of the water damage restoration services in the South Miami property. 

Completion of Water Damage Restoration in South Miami Home by SERVPRO  

The After Photo shows the results of the careful water damage restoration services by SERVPRO in this South Miami house. The homeowner has gotten new laminate flooring installed. Since SERVPRO's actions saved the trim and walls from needing water damage repairs, the installation was all the home needed to get back to normal after the water clean-up job.