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How Flood Damage Impacts Different Types of Flooring

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

Spring rainstorms can cause some flooding in buildings in Fairfield County. If your home or business suffers a damage, the type of flooring that is affected can greatly dictate how remediation is conducted.  Whether you have concrete or hardwood, water affects the area differently. Here is how water affects each type of flooring.


If your hardwood floor becomes saturated with water, the effects may be immediate.  Often, though, problems arise some time after the initial damage occurs. Moisture in the woods can cause the floorboards to warp, resulting in bowed and raised areas throughout.  SERVPRO of Greenwich has specialized equipment that is uniquely designed to extract moisture from hardwood flooring to ensure that this type of secondary damage does not happen.


You may have painted concrete floors in places such as an unfinished basement or a garage.  Moisture in this setting can cause flaking or bubbling in the paint. More importantly, moisture can remain in the porous surface of the concrete.  This, in conjunction with dirt or dust, can create a great environment for mold growth. SERVPRO of Greenwich has commercial-grade air filters that can remove the airborne mold spores if they are present. 

Vinyl or Linoleum

If your kitchen or bathroom has this type of floor covering, you can also have water damage here.  The glue that holds the material to the subfloor can become loosened or dissolved which detaches it. If moisture becomes trapped between the vinyl and the subfloor, it can lead to mold.  In this case, replacing the affected material is often more cost-effective than drying.  

Depending on the type of floor and your unique circumstance, SERVPRO of Greenwich will tailor a restoration process for you.

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