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When considering how to repair water damage to your home from sewer and storm damages it is advisable to first clearly identify what water damage actually is. The most obvious signs of water damage in the home after a sever storm are large standing pools of water assembled on the floors; other indicators of water damage to floors include water soaked rugs, wet carpets, stains to floor surfaces, severe water marks, grout lines that are damaged and discolored, flooring materials that are squishy or too soft to exist on floors, wooden floors suffering from water soakage that leads to warping.
The first step to take when encountering water damage to your home following a disastrous storm is to discard all standing water; this is absolutely essential to prevent further damage to wooden floors. The most effective method to eliminating moisture from floors is to purchase fans, dehumidifiers and other types of drying tools that operate on expelling dry air onto wet floor surfaces to return sufficient humidity levels to the wet surfaces. When the water soaked areas are completely dry you then treat the flooring with a commercial agent designed to prevent mold growth.
Following mold growth, treatment to the floor should allow a level of dryness to floors before administering the necessary proper restorations and repair techniques and procedures.
The main consideration when restoring water soaked floors is the types of floors that were damaged. If carpeted water-logged floors have been hit by severe water damage first remove the existing carpet padding and then replace the old damaged carpet if it is clearly beyond cleaning or repair with new carpet.
Here is a special note on treating water soaked and critically damaged floors: It is important that you are diligent about removing all water soaked hardwood floors. Floors that are water soaked demand that water damaged sub-floors be removed. The next step in floor restoration is to place a floor-leveling compound to the damaged floor and install new wood flooring.
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Check for color matching, the texture of the floor, its thickness and the condition of the water damaged floor. There is a good chance you may have to refinish the replacement floor for a look of consistency with preexisting floors and the replacement floors; often re-sanding of the new floors may be a necessary measure as a final touch. You want to blend the existing floor coloring with the previous floor coloring.
When to Seek Professional Cleaning Help
If your home has experienced a severe river overspill, huge floods, or a sewage backup seek professional cleaning help. In particular, sewage damage to your home poses a threat to your health and safety because of contaminated water. Do not attempt to repair or restore floor damage yourself.
Also, time is critical in water damage repair and drying from sewage and storms damages. A professional cleaning is often needed for some water damage situations.
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