A small spill can be blotted with a clean towel. But a large water intrusion can lead to expensive and costly restoration for your floors (and maybe your baseboards and walls.) In an emergency, it is difficult for a homeowner to assess the extent of the damage. Call Flood Pro in Irvine for experienced advice and solutions. Three typical areas that need a closer inspection are:
All the reasons that you love luxurious carpets are the same vulnerable point for flooding- the absorbent fibers. The woven nylon, polyester, olefin, or wool fibers pull liquid in and hold on. Moisture in your carpet then creates a breeding ground for mold, sometimes within 48 hours.
An effective steam cleaning can sanitize carpets, revive the fibers, kill germs, and control mold. (The high temperatures kill mold while the bristles of brush attachments can help remove it from hard to reach places.) Since steam actually penetrates the pores of the surface you are cleaning, it cleans deep to kill and remove mold. Certified restorers, like Flood Pro, will use industrial equipment for the highest temperature and quickest drying time.
Although laminates and hardwoods might be “water resistant”, standing water and hardwood flooring don’t mix. If you’ve had a spill or a flood, the sooner you can attend to your wet floors, the better. Wood’s cellulose fibers rapidly soak up water but release that water more slowly.
Even if you believe your wood floors are so well-finished that water cannot penetrate to the raw wood, think again. Wood floors have many infiltration points besides the top layer: between seams, through breaks in the coating, under baseboards, through heating registers, and at the thresholds. Let the Flood Pro team make a deep inspection.
Successfully drying concrete after water damage requires the services of a professional restoration company. Whether you prefer leaving the concrete, or installing new floor coverings, it is imperative that the existing surface is completely dry first. Concrete is a dense material that takes a long time to dry completely. When cement doesn’t dry completely, it becomes vulnerable to further damage and long-term issues. A successful water damage restoration will take extra steps such as running a dehumidifier constantly to dry the space faster and more thoroughly.
The secret to preventing mold and mildew growth with carpet and flooring is to eliminate the dirt. It’s not just water that causes mold and mildew; it’s the combination of water and dirt as a food source. Flood Pro technicians know what to look for to identify potential areas of mold. All moisture, dirt and organic material will be removed or mitigated during the process.
Whether your damage is from a busted pipe, severe weather, or a leaking garbage disposal, Flood Pro is the trusted water damage restoration team for Irvine homes. If you’re experiencing any type of water damage to your floors, call for a home inspection.
Flood Pro technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). They will quickly assess the situation to determine the fastest way of drying your property.