If A Water Incident Damages Your Floors In Your Largo Office Building Our Experts Can Help
Restoring An Office Building’s Floors With Commercial Water Damage In Largo
One of the problems facing property owners in many areas near water, including Largo, involves the harm water from both interior leaks and those that come from outdoors. You generally have more control over the situation when intrusive water comes from a broken pipe than when water comes from elsewhere.
We restore all types of businesses in Largo when commercial water damage strikes and makes carrying out or participating in regular activities difficult or even impossible. When your business includes retail and office tenants, the flooring types in each can vary from one to the next. The technicians from SERVPRO understand how these different floors respond to water and what can occur. We also understand which methods provide optimal results.
Some stores prefer harder surfaces, such as painted concrete. While many view this as a non-porous material because of its widespread use outside, concrete’s use outside happens because of its durability. It does absorb water, but evaporation occurs much more slowly than the rate of absorption. Paint can also slow down how fast moisture leaves and enters the air. While this occurs, calcium deposits can temporarily discolor the surface. These deposits disappear upon HEPA vacuuming.
More complex to restore but still well within our expertise, tile made of vinyl or asphalt derivatives require technicians with advanced expertise to assure you of results that minimize permanent damage from water. Part of the reason tile takes more effort to restore lies in the use of glues to adhere each piece onto the subfloor. With these, white deposits arise from the breaking down of sealer wax. We can easily clean this, and the customer should not view this as a sign of permanent damage.
Drying a wood-based subfloor becomes crucial to restoring the floor’s appearance. We may find that we can dry the underlay from below, instead of removing tiles to apply heat and extraction pads. When tiles lie on top of concrete, asphalt tiles often survive where vinyl ones do not. Many times, customers choose to replace instead of restore vinyl tiles, as this is often the less costly option.
When the vibrant colors of ceramic tile play a role in a store’s appearance, the tiles themselves come out perfectly. Water rarely causes damage to these durable pieces, but when grout deteriorated before the water loss event, it can seep in underneath and cause problems there. Checking the amount of moisture reveals a great deal of information on how SERVPRO technicians need to respond. Air movers might suffice, or pulling up an area of tile so drying must take place before resetting the pieces to prevent moisture causing water damage and microbial infestation.
SERVPRO of Largo serves businesses in Dunedin, all of Belleair, and also Indian Rocks Beach. Call us at (727) 586-0060 with your water damage needs so we can protect your floors and the rest of your property. Our General Contractor License means we can make things “Like it never even happened.”
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