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Can a Queens Homeowner Protect Flooring Materials After a Water Heater Leak?

9/26/2020 (Permalink)

Water leaking and flooded on wood parquet floor SERVPRO of Long Island City is here to help when emergencies happen.

Calling a Professional Water Restoration Technician Is the First Step in Protecting the Floors of Your Queens Home After a Water Heater Breaks

Appliances can break for many reasons, including their age, usage, or other malfunctions. While finding out why your home's water heater in Queens suddenly allowed water to seep through your floors is essential, so is taking steps to prevent further damage. Appealing to a professional water restoration team is your best option when disaster strikes.

Residents in Queens with water damage to their floors can rely on SERVPRO to help them sort the issue. Our technicians are experts in the field, as evidenced by the certification issued by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), which sets the standards in our industry. When you reach our 24/7 hotline, you immediately access a team of experts knowledgeable in the latest techniques and equipment available to restore your home to its original condition.

Is water bad for all flooring?
Flooring materials react differently to water, but virtually all of them are subject to total loss if excess humidity lingers for too long. Our SERVPRO team arrives at your home and uses advanced technology, such as infrared moisture meters, to determine where and how much water is threatening your floors.

With this information at hand, we take action to dry them while preventing further damage. Buckling, delamination, and cupping are typical problems of wet flooring materials, and carpets present their own set of concerns as well. Some of the methods you may see us use depend on the flooring itself, as natural elements such as hardwood require a treatment different than material such as vinyl, but they can include:
    •    Dehumidifiers to encourage water evaporation
    •    Drying mats to suction water out of your floors
    •    Wet vacuums ideal for carpets

SERVPRO of Long Island City is here to help when emergencies happen. Our team is available by calling (718) 440-6994 and inviting us into your home. Like you, we want to leave it, “Like it never even happened.”

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