The Effect of Water Damage on Carpet, Ceramic, Tile, Hardwood and Laminated Flooring

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Homes and businesses alike experience water damage from time to time. Without immediate and proper help, water damage can lead to further losses, such as wood rotting, mold development, and bacterial growth. The different classes and categories of water have varying effects on items and building materials, but there are some types of materials that are more susceptible to water damage than others.

Common Causes of Water Damage

Categories of Water Damage

There are three (3) types of water damage as designated by the IICRC (the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification).

Category 1: Clean Water

Category 2: Gray Water

Category 3: Black Water

Classes of Water Damage

The class of damage is important when assessing water damage repair options.

What Materials Can Be Affected by Water Damage?

Different items have varying levels of water resistance. While some are salvageable, others cannot be saved by drying out and may have to be discarded.

Carpeted floors

Ceramic or stone tile floors

Hardwood floors

Laminate floors

Linoleum and vinyl floors

Flooring is only one example, of course. There are elements all around your property that will determine how resistant your home is to water damage and whether a repair or replacement is required. A skilled specialist can help you understand what the components in your home mean for the cost of water damage restoration.

How Our Professionals Deal With Water Damage

ServiceMaster by Wright is a water removal company that can dispatch a technician to a residence at any time of day. A professional can come over at any time of the year to provide homeowners with the instant help they require.

Our professional process includes:

Inspection and Assessment

Water Extraction

Structural Drying, Dehumidification, and Content Cleaning & Restoration

Wood Flooring Repairs and Reconstruction

Schedule an Appointment for Water Removal and Repair Services in Fort Myers, Florida

ServiceMaster by Wright is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at our live answering service, (239) 431-9947. You can also connect with us online. We are servicing residential and commercial properties in Fort Myers, Florida, and the surrounding areas and counties.

Technician doing Thermal Imaging and Content Drying