Storm Surge Flooded Floors
Storm surges can be dramatic and cause significant damage but with the proper tools and training it doesn’t have to mean a total renovation. The only good thing about storm surges is that the waters often recede as quickly as they rush in. Hardwood flooring that is properly protected with polyurethane can withstand water penetration if remediation happens quickly. At SERVPRO we have the right equipment and training to often save hardwood floors instead of removing them. Here are three techniques we use.
First, our injecti-dry panel system is one way to extract the moisture. Our technicians use plastic sheeting to create a containment area and install dehumidifiers to regulate the moisture levels. The panels are installed with special methods to reduce additional damage. We then use moisture measuring meters to monitor the changing moisture levels all the way to the sub-floor.
Second, we may utilize a heat drying system which heats the material to approximately 100 degrees. Heat ducts are installed to remove the humid air and infrared monitors are used to monitor the drying process.
Finally, a Desiccant Dehumidifier may be used to introduce outside air which is passed through a dehumidifier before being introduced to the material. Again, moisture monitoring equipment is used to measure the progress and reduce moisture at a controlled rate.
If you experience flooded floors call us to see if one of our methods can be used to save the material before you begin removing any material.