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Damage May Come To Your Commercial Flooring, But SERVPRO Is #HeretoHelp

5/1/2021 (Permalink)

Wood flooring is a common choice for cafes throughout Bourbonnais because they add a charming aesthetic to the business but remain one of the most natural floor types to clean. In a place that serves a product that can easily get spilled, having carpets can quickly become a poor decision. Even the engineered wood flooring is not impervious to water damages, however.

We have an entire division of restoration professionals equipped to handle water removal and drying of flooring in Bourbonnais businesses. Engineered flooring might initially resist water penetration; in time, standing water can penetrate beyond the surface of the individual installed planks through vulnerabilities in the seams and creases. When we respond quickly enough, our SERVPRO professionals can often use drying mats and tenting practices to draw moisture from these planks before irregularities, and physical damage exists. Experience in enveloping only affected areas of the flooring can greatly decrease service time while preserving the floorboards.

Once warping and distortion have started, our professionals have no choice but to remove the water damaged planks of the flooring. Controlled demolition is always ideal here, as it is much less expensive than the costs of full floor replacement and can often happen much faster. We strive to dry and reinstall these removed slats by sanding and refinishing them whenever possible. It is our priority to get you back to business as usual as promptly as possible.

While we have moisture detection tools that can determine if moisture and dampness exist in the subflooring beneath the planks, a visual inspection can often be beneficial once the OSB board or plywood gets exposed. If these materials also show signs of warping and malformation, they must get removed and replaced. We have a full division of in-house general contractors that can oversee demolition and flooring replacement while our water restoration technicians dry out salvageable contents and materials throughout the café.

There is little that you can do to predict when widespread water losses might occur, but who responds to these emergencies can help you to get back to serving customers quickly. Our SERVPRO of Kankakee County team has a full-service approach to handle both mitigations of water damaging incidents and reconstruction as necessary. Give us a call today at (815) 935-0077.

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