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Water damage affects floors in Farmington, creating unnecessary hazards in the home

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can help with water damaged flooring

The lowest section of a room in any Farmington home, the floor, receives the majority of wear and tear under normal conditions. When water seeps through your house's exterior because of misaligned siding, clogged gutters, or other such problems, your floors often pay the price.

A home in Farmington can suffer water damage in many ways, including stained ceilings and deteriorated, crumbling walls under leaky windows. Flooring under affected windows and doorways can also suffer the effects of rainwater. Warping, curling, and splintered pieces, as well as dry-rotted carpeting, can indicate long-term water damage took place. While this may not seem as if it would cause problems, over time, it can eventually create weak spots in floors, even if the underlay consists of a concrete slab.

When the floor in your home suffers from water damage, safety can become a concern. Toddlers already walk quite unsteadily, as do many younger children. A floor full of uneven boards can not only cause falls, but injuries become much more likely to happen. Guests visiting can create embarrassing situations for homeowners, as well as possible medical costs and even lawsuits. Preventable accidents involving others in your home can give insurance companies reason to increase rates.

When water damaged floors have carpeting, the fibers backing the carpet can become dry rotted and start fraying. This fraying worsens every time you use your vacuum cleaner. However, allowing dirt to pile up can lead to the same problems. Wooden underlay, including particle board sheets, can become significantly impacted by water, swelling and even falling apart as the glue disintegrates. SERVPRO technicians can help mitigate the problem area before these adverse situations escalate.

Flooring in kitchens and bathrooms that include tile or linoleum can still experience problems. These surfaces seem hardier than other flooring types, but they can still succumb to water. Grout and other sealants can crumble away when exposed to water for too long, and linoleum can bubble in areas where seams allow water to penetrate underneath. Repairing such issues before increased damages happen saves money because repairs remain smaller and more manageable, as well as the presence of a more significant amount of as-of-yet undamaged materials.

SERVPRO of Burnsville / Lakeville can help your family whenever water damage happens by stopping it from progressing and mitigating any existing problems. We want to return your home's floors to a safe condition like it was before. Call us at (952) 846-4400, at any hour of the day or night. We work within Orchard Garden and Deer Park, also, as well as surrounding areas.

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