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What Can Be Done for Flooding in a Home?

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

 Hand covering home Our SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle all types of damage with the equipment and experience to restore your home to pre-damage condition.

Calling in Trained, Experienced SERVPRO Technicians to Marysville Homes Ensures Reliable Flood Damage Restoration.

If you have ever had floodwater enter your home, you already know how difficult it can be to have it removed. In addition to the water extraction, you also need to deal with residual moisture before it leads to extensive damage. Even if you have a wet-dry vacuum to help with water removal, it is no match for the professional-grade equipment that we have at our disposal at SERVPRO. With one phone call, we can come out to your Marysville home and get started as soon as possible with expert mitigation, water extraction, and drying methods.

What Issues Do I Have to Worry About?

With any level of flood damage in Marysville, you need to know that inadequate water and moisture removal can lead to many issues. Some of the tell-tale signs that you require further restoration efforts include:

  • Water stains 
  • Musty odors
  • Buckling floorboards
  • Warping or breakdown of your drywall
  • Mold and mildew growth, and more

Do I Have to Worry About Water Not Readily Visible?

When it comes to floodwater removal, you cannot rely on the extraction of visible water alone. There are many cracks and crevices within your home where water may migrate, leaving behind hidden pockets of moisture. SERVPRO has various moisture detection devices that we utilize so that no damp areas go unaddressed, such as:

  • Moisture sensors
  • Moisture meters
  • Thermo hygrometers
  • Infrared camera technology

Using this advanced water restoration equipment helps minimize the loss of building materials and allows us to reach our drying goals faster. Even if the water starts to wick up inside your drywall, our skilled technicians can use our tools to determine how far the water may have traveled. From there, we can easily remove the damaged portion with controlled demolition methods. 

SERVPRO of Marysville/Arlington is the crew to call when you need assistance with flood damage after a significant storm. Call (360) 658-0506, and we can send out a team as soon as possible.

Can One Company Eliminate Both Fire Damage and Its Smell?

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

green box SERVPRO hydroxyl generator SERVPRO's arsenal includes the hydroxyl generators to eliminate smoke odors in Your Marysville, "Like it never even happened."

A Professional Fire Restoration Company in Marysville can Restore Damage Due to Fire, Including its Smell

A small fire may erupt in your Marysville home, but the damage it leaves in its way may seem sizable. Being pro-active in contracting a fire restoration company and commencing the restoration process as soon as possible is key to successfully returning your home to its original condition. Rather than attempting to clean the damage by yourself and risk leaving some of it behind, let a professional team handle it.

In Marysville, the fire restoration team ready to tackle your needs is our group of experts at SERVPRO. Throughout our experience on the field and training with industry experts, we see a wide variety of properties and ways in which fire, soot, and smoke can affect them. When we take action using our industrial-grade equipment, you can count on our commitment to mitigating your loss and leaving your home in good repair.

How do fire restoration technicians eliminate odors?

As you watch our SERVPRO technicians perform their jobs, you may wonder how we will address the presence of an acrid smell in your home. It is obvious that removing the soot to which odor molecules stick is an important step, but it is rarely sufficient. Masking the smell with traditional aroma diffusers and sprays is also insufficient. Tapping into our knowledge of industry best practices we can apply one or several of the following to your home-

  • Containment- isolating the affected area is essential, and we achieve that by installing physical barriers to prevent cross-contamination.
  • Fogging- by allowing odor counteracting molecules to overcome smell molecules, we manage to reduce the smell.
  • Hydroxyl Generators- we use these to break down the actual smell and purify the air in your home.

Painting and sealing the surfaces in your home can also help combat the odor left behind by the fire, and our team also handles this step.

SERVPRO of Marysville/Arlington is your go-to team when disaster strikes. Focus on an efficient restoration by calling us at (360) 658-0506 around the clock. Our team is here to leave your home looking, "Like it never even happened."

What Should I Do If Sewage Enters My Marysville Home After Flood Damage?

8/30/2020 (Permalink)

flooded living room with two light blue arm chairs and other furniture floating Storms can bring in water and other debris into your home. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services.

Flood Damage In Marysville Can Carry Sanitation Risks

Homeowners in Marysville know that sometimes the weather can change unexpectedly. Even with storm warnings, it is not always possible to be entirely prepared for flood damage. That is why it is essential to know which experts you can trust to help with damage remediation.

One concern for Marysville residents after flood damage is the risk of sewage flowing into the home. This is a very unpleasant thought. That is why it is helpful to know SERVPRO is on hand to help in such a situation.

How is water contamination measured?

Water contamination falls into three main categories:

  • Clean water such as water from a water supply line or the faucet
  • Gray water could cause harm if ingested and includes overflow from washing machines or dishwashers
  • Black water is highly unsanitary and could cause damage or even death if ingested, and includes sewer overflows or standing water that has microbial growth

SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington will test the water overflow in your home and assess which category it is (water containing sewage is classed as black water.)

What contaminants does sewage contain?

Sewage can contain several harmful contaminants, such as:

  • Viruses, which can grow, multiply, and cause diseases in humans
  • Bacteria, which can overcome the immune system and produce a range of illnesses
  • Parasites which require another organism to live, and can cause severe digestive issues

These are all classed as bio pollutants – microscopic living organisms that can pollute air or water. Damage from sewage-infested water can also promote mold spore growth, causing further contamination and adding the risk of mold-related health effects.

Is it safe to clean up sewage myself?

SERVPRO strongly recommends that you do not attempt to clean up sewage-contaminated water by yourself. There are many potential health risks when dealing with black water. That is why it is best to call us as quickly as possible – we’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

We put each of our technicians through rigorous training at our central training facility. We bring our staff up to speed on the latest industry-standard safety guidelines and protocols for dealing with any situation they might encounter. Our teams have the equipment and knowledge to handle black water while minimizing risks.

As well as thorough training, we equip our teams with all the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need to ensure their safety as they clean up your home. We thoroughly disinfect reusable items such as pumps and air scrubbers.

How can SERVPRO help with flood damage?

We train our remediation specialists to quickly assess the state of your home and the category of water so that they can draw up an appropriate plan of action.

Once they have completed their assessment, our team will set to work removing water from your home. We have a range of extraction tools at our disposal, including truck-mounted and free-standing pumps, and smaller carpet wands and rotary extractors. Thorough extraction is a must – the less water left in your home, the lower the risk of mold growth.

We also set up containment around the sewage-infected area. In some cases, containment is as simple as a plastic barrier or bagging up damaged items. In more severe cases, we may need to set up a decontamination area beside our workspace. This is a dedicated area for decontaminating workers, bagged materials, and SERVPRO equipment.

Our teams also take care of cleaning and disinfecting your home and any salvageable items.

When we have evacuated water and cleaned, it is time to dry your home. Drying is a vital part of the process because it makes it more difficult for mold to grow and reduces the risk of spore growth. We use a range of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your house. We also use equipment such as moisture meters and thermal-hygrometers to monitor the drying process and ensure it is successful.

What about repairs and odors?

Sometimes after flood damage in Marysville, your home needs repairs. For example, wet drywall might need to be removed and replaced, or a wall might need repainting. Your wiring might need attention, or a fallen-in ceiling or roof could present a health hazard. Our teams carry out repairs to restore your home, “Like it never even happened.”

We also know that your home does not feel like your own if it smells musty or unpleasant. Our teams carry out thorough deodorization before project closure. We use air scrubbers and foggers to remove odors and leave your home fresh.

The thought of sewage entering your home after flood damage is distressing. However, we are on hand to remedy the situation, and we are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington at (360) 658-0506.

A Broken Washing Machine Hose Caused Water to Leak into Various Surfaces in My Property. How Do I Complete the Water Cleanup Process?

8/14/2020 (Permalink)

water on floor under front loading washing machine One of the most common sources of water damage is washing machines. Inspect the area around your machine often for signs of leaks.

Hire SERVPRO Technicians in Maryville to Complete the Water Mitigation Process in Your Property.

Water can destroy most of your valuable content, encourage mold growth, and cause long-term structural problems. Even a small amount of water sipping into various surfaces of your Maryville property can cause significant damage if not dealt with within 48 hours. SERVPRO can help you conduct the water cleanup in a brief period.

Why should I trust your company?

You can trust us because we have trained and experienced technicians who work fast to get you back to your routine and minimize damage. Our technicians can use a wide range of approved techniques to perform water damage mitigation in your Maryville home. Before we leave your home, we can ensure that we restore the affected area to a habitable, dry, and healthy living space.

What should I do during a loss?

Before our technicians get to your property, you can take the following steps to minimize water damage:

  • Mop the affected area to remove as much water as possible.
  • If the area has non-permanent rugs or coverings, remove them.
  • Move paintings, art objects, and photos to safety.
  • Open your windows and doors to enhance air circulation.

What does water damage mitigation involve?

Water damage mitigation aims to prevent further water damage from occurring to a home and its contents. We use specialized techniques and equipment to reduce the amount of loss. Our team can remove ruined materials such as flooring and drywall, clean and disinfect salvageable materials, extract water from the affected area, and dry your home. Water damage mitigation ensures that a water loss incident does not cause further consequences. To restore a house completely, we offer water damage restoration services.

How do you dry a home?

After extracting the water, we remove moisture from the affected area to prevent odors and mold growth. Since water can sip even in confined places, we can use several axial air movers to increase the evaporation rate. The machine drives in a large volume of dry air from outside to replace the cold, moist air in the affected property. It delivers lower pressure at higher volume giving it the ability to cover larger areas.

Can you disinfect my home?

Disinfecting the affected area is essential to prevent mold growth and eliminate potential contaminants that might have remained after water extraction. We use our advanced and approved products in conducting this task. Our SERVPRO team can treat the entire affected area, including the sub-floors and wall studs.

If water pools in your property, it can damage your drywall and other porous materials, leading to costly repairs. Contact SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington at (360) 658-0506 for effective water damage mitigation and restoration. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How Do Technicians Execute the Fire Restoration Process in Marysville?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home For 24/7 assistance after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington at (360) 658-0506.

SERVPRO Manages the Project from Start to Finish in Marysville

Dealing with a fire in your Marysville property can be very traumatic and frustrating, especially when you are in a state of shock. Knowing what to do right after a fire is also overwhelming. Professional restorers help ease some of this anxiety by guiding the project each step of the way to ensure work is completed in a timely, efficient manner. They understand the critical first steps and how to execute them to ensure the least amount of secondary damage possible.

Who Manages the Restoration Project?

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Repairing fire-damaged homes in Marysville can be difficult. Our team uses project management principles to manage your home repair project. Each crew has a project manager or a team leader to lead your repairs. They work to ensure your home returns to preloss status, whenever possible. The project manager has the ultimate responsibility for your restoration project.

What Phases are There During the Restoration?
    •    Project Initiation: Initial contact and scheduling
    •    Project Plan: Scoping the damage and determining the course of action to best address the damage
    •    Project Execution: The actual work, including project setup, scheduling, communicating, and production.
    •    Project Closeout: Final walkthrough, quality check, and billing

What is the Difference Between the Phases and Steps During the Restoration Process?
    •    Phases refer to broader periods as a guide to project facilitation.
    •    Steps refer to each separate action.
    •    Phases are essential to understand the cycle of the project, while steps are more detailed.
    •    Each step of the project holds significance and is vital in the completion of the entire home repair.

You can trust the skilled FSRT fire and smoke damage restoration technicians to apply the best practices of the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) to mitigate the fire damage and the pervasive smoke odors and staining.

For 24/7 assistance after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington at (360) 658-0506. We make it, “Like it never even happened.”

How Do I Clean My Carpet After a Fire in Marysville?

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged kitchen in a home You might put out a fire quickly, but the damage fire can do within that time can leave lingering effects all around your house. Contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO technicians bring the professional equipment and extensive training to local Marysville properties for all types of restoration services

SERVPRO technicians know that choosing the carpet for your Marysville house is a significant decision and investment, which makes it hard to see it covered in soot and water after a fire in the home. The goal of restoration services is to clean items and give them a second life with no signs of the previous damage, and that includes your carpet. Cleaning methods that produce agitation are most frequently used as they force the release of the smoke damage on the carpet threads in tandem with steam cleaning and the use of carpet-safe cleaning agents. Some of the signs the techs look for as far as restoration potential include:  

If any charring occurred to the carpet fibers

  • Outcome of testing of the carpet threads to determine the construction materials, so the best cleaning methods get chosen
  • If the carpet needs water extraction 
  • The potential for dye bleeding or if staining happened

Do I Need to Relocate During Fire Damage Restoration Services? 

If your Marysville home has had a fire, before the fire damage restoration begins, it is best to consult with the first responders as to the safety of your structure if you are considering remaining in the home. For example, a fire in your kitchen may get contained to a single area, but the soot can get tracked around the house unintentionally through foot traffic or the use of the HVAC system. In the majority of cases, the healthiest option is to relocate for a short time it will take to restore your home.

SERVPRO technicians halt the cross-contamination to other areas of your Marysville home through containment. This can get accomplished in multiple ways, but the most common involves thick gauge plastic over doors, windows, and vents.

The cleanup of the fire loss area is more than wiping away smoke damage and spritzing some air freshener. Soot particles produce odors until one of two things happens, they get removed using equipment such as air scrubbers to capture airborne particulate or through the use of neutralizing agents like hydroxyl generators or thermal fogging units.

The disposal of the waste liquid after cleaning away residues is another consideration. Mainly when the smoke damage was of the wet smoke variety and needed the assistance of dry cleaning fluid or solvents to get removed off surfaces. The leftover liquid is considered industrial waste and has specific ways it requires disposal to comply with state and local mandates. This is one of the many reasons to outsource your cleanup to SERVPRO. The technicians are trained, certified, and know the local regulations for proper disposal of biohazards and industrial waste products.

To save homeowners from replacing items, the technicians typically set up cleaning stations outside of the worksite. As things get found during the cleanup with restoration potential, they get brought to the cleaning station. The articles go through a process such as:   

  • Determination of the materials that make up the object
  • Testing of fibers and surfaces when necessary 
  • Ascertaining the correct cleaning method for the best outcome

The removal of smoke damage from surfaces in a fire loss area requires the use of post-cleaning testing. This action gets done because some methods of releasing the grip wet, smeary residues have on surfaces sometimes involves the use of acidic or alkaline solutions. SERVPRO technicians test the surfaces after cleaning to ensure they are at a state of neutral pH, which ensures that the surfaces are not prone to any damage from chemical residues. Special attention gets paid to soot on chrome fixtures as it can be caustic and cause irreparable damage if it remains in contact for too long.

Another frequently seen issue after fire loss cleanup on carpets involves water stains. SERVPRO technicians have a multilayered approach for the removal of this type of staining. In some cases, using a steam cleaner to rewet the area and immediately steam it away eliminates the problem. On a case by case basis, the techs have access to a powerful stain lifting agent, "Brown Out" however, it is for synthetic carpets only, and it can react to certain types of dyes and cause bleaching, so testing gets done before this method gets used. The technicians also have specific cleaning solutions for natural fiber carpets with stain removal needs.

SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington at (360) 658-0506 stands ready to assist local property owners with any size fire damage restoration services needed. The technicians are available 24/7 to come when you call and make the loss, "Like it never even happened."

Will Exposure to Floodwater Destroy My Hardwood Flooring in My Marysville Home?

7/18/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded Floor In The Living Room The techs have advanced equipment and techniques to restore your home rapidly.

SERVPRO techs can remove flood damage from local Marysville properties and assist with restoration services

When floodwater rolls into a Marysville property, quick cleanup is crucial. Once the water enters the home, it migrates rapidly. Although it may recede just as quickly, the residual moisture levels can cause a large amount of loss unless it gets addressed with the proper measures to remove the moisture and dry the structure.

Can Hardwood Flooring Get Restored After Flood Damage?

The materials used to construct the hardwood flooring in your Marysville home, determine its restoration potential after flood damage also these factors:
    •    Length of water exposure
    •    If the flooring is hardwood or composite  
    •    Evidence of mold infestation

If the water gets extracted soon after the initial exposure, the possibility exists that solid hardwood floorboards may have restoration potential. The techs may need to pull up the boards and dry them in another area if the detection equipment shows seepage into the subfloor or between floors.

Whenever possible, the techs try to dry hardwood flooring in place. This part of the restoration gets accomplished through the use of:
    •    Air movers  
    •    Dehumidifiers
    •    Drying mats

The drying process gets monitored closely to ensure that the present drying goals get attained in the set time frame. If the techs notice the room is not drying quickly enough to stay on track, they adjust the number of drying equipment pieces deployed accordingly to keep the drying phase within the time perimeters previously set.

After water damage occurs in a home, the techs pay special attention to the early signs of mold spore germination and colony development. After the drying phase, SERVPRO techs wipe down all affected surfaces with professional-grade cleaning agents that hinder the growth of mold with antimicrobial properties.

Call SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington at (360) 658-0506 when you need assistance for flood damage cleanup. The techs have advanced equipment and techniques to restore your home rapidly.

What Is That Smell? How Can I Restore the Air Quality in My Marysville Hair Salon After Fire Damage?

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

Hair styling tools We can restore your fire damaged salon. Call us today!

Fire Damage Restoration Is Incomplete Until Odors Are Eliminated--SERVPRO Has a Solution for Marysville Businesses Suffering from Smoky Stenches 

Where do the persistent odors come from after fire damage in your Marysville hair salon? The answer usually connects to lingering soot particles or porous building materials that absorbed odors from smoke or the firefighting residue-laden water. Incompletely combusted structures, fixtures, or contents are the source of soot, tiny bits that float in the smoke from a fire, giving it color, until they settle on surfaces. 

Should I Invest in Scent Diffusers or Air Fresheners to Rid My Salon of the Smell? 

Your clients are eager for a new style or color and look forward to a relaxing bit of “me” time. When inadequate fire damage restoration leaves your Marysville salon filled with unpleasant odors, you risk losing your reputation and your customers. Avoid responding to the malodors only with masking agents like air sprays and wax melts or oil diffusers. Their chemical agents might react with the residual odor-bearing particles and vapors to create an even more noxious scent. They also lose effectiveness over time, and the smoke odors return. 

What Is the Solution to Persistent Fire Residue Odors? 

SERVPRO deodorization specialists follow a four-step procedure to restore the pleasant ambiance of your salon.  

  • Remove debris -- this includes looking for burned materials hidden in building cavities. 
  • Clean surfaces thoroughly-- our technicians match residues with cleaners and methods that break the bonds, permitting us to wipe or rinse the odor-bearing coating away.
  • Recreate the conditions resulting in the odor -- thermal fogging combusts deodorants in a heated chamber, and the fine particles pair with the odor-bearing molecules, rendering them odor-free. We also use hydroxyl generators whose particles bond with the soot, chemically changing to scent-free substances at a molecular level.
  • Seal surfaces that emit vaporized odors. 

Persistent fire damage odors eventually meet their match when SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington takes on restoration duties after a blaze at your business. Call (360) 658-0506 to schedule an evaluation.  

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How Long Will My Business Be Shut Down During Fire Restoration?

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

"Open for business" We understand the importance of getting back to business as usual. Call SERVPRO for quick fire damage restoration services.

SERVPRO Works Fast to Tackle Fire Damage – Get Your North Marysville Business Back Up and Running Sooner with Our Help!

Any time a fire takes place, it leaves behind charred debris, ash, soot, and smoke residues. You never want these things to linger in your place of business, so calling in the help of the trained experts gets the job done. In addition to the techniques and methods that SERVPRO has to offer, we have also perfected our craft to ensure you get your business up and running faster. All you have to do is give us a call 24/7, and we can be there in as little as four hours or less to start with the assessment and planning to restore your North Marysville business.

Can I Enter My Business After the Fire?

Once your commercial business suffers fire damage in North Marysville, it might seem as though it is safe to enter after the fire gets extinguished. However, even after the first responders give the okay, you run the risk of creating more damage by entering and not knowing how to navigate the fire loss areas. After our IICRC-certified team arrives, we go through the commercial space to do a thorough assessment of the damage. During this time, we take not of all charred debris, potential hazards, begin to formulate a plan on the best way to proceed safely and effectively.

When we get called for a fire damage project, we work through the following steps:

  •   Securing the interior of your commercial space – ensures that the structure is safe and that we may proceed with the cleanup and restoration phases.
  •   Taking note of all potential hazards from a safety standpoint so that we can plan accordingly.
  •   Any risks are addressed right away – this includes exposed wiring, burned sheetrock, electrical dangers, and broken or hanging lighting fixtures.

After the crew chief finishes with the initial assessment, the team can then start with the removal of severely burnt and unsalvageable items. Depending on fire loss severity, some articles and inventory inside your business must be carefully disposed of and replaced. Our team does whatever we can to salvage items within your business using a range of advanced cleaning and restoration techniques.

What Determines Which Building Materials Must be Replaced?

There are times when partial removal of building materials will do, but others may call for complete demolition and full replacement. We take each project and treat it individually, using measures such as:

  •   Partial Removal/Controlled Demolition: If wooden studs show a little charring, we may use steel brushes or slight agitation to remove it. The studs will then be sealed and finished. For drywall showing a small amount of soot or smoke damage, we might be able to seal and repaint to keep foul odors from lingering.
  •   Specialized Techniques: SERVPRO has a broad range of techniques that help to address significant charring. Options include sanding, dry ice blasting, or soda blasting to remove charring.

Will There Be Leftover Smoke Damage?

Regardless of the size of your commercial fire, smoke odors always pose a unique challenge from a restoration standpoint. Luckily, we have the latest techniques and equipment geared toward foul odor removal so that we can leave the interior of your business "Like it never even happened." How we proceed will depend on the smoke that developed from the materials that burned.

  •   Dry Smoke – This smoke comes from a fast-burning fire with higher temperatures, generally including materials like wood and paper.
  •   Wet Smoke – This is smoke generated at lower temperatures, usually from burning plastics or rubber. The residue forms in a manner where it becomes sticky and 'webs' – this makes it difficult to clean without specific measures.

SERVPRO's Green Fleet comes with a vast assortment of deodorizing and cleaning tools to eliminate foul smoke odors in your business, such as:

  •   Air Scrubbers – These help to remove airborne particles from the environment.
  •   Injection Devices – These help by putting deodorizers into confined spaces, upholstery, carpeting, and more.
  •   Fogging Equipment – We have both wet and dry fogging equipment available. Dry foggers, also known as thermal foggers, take solvent-based deodorants and turn them into a vapor that reacts with odor-causing particulates. Wet foggers atomize liquid deodorants, turning them into a fine mist that binds to odorous elements to facilitate easy removal.

Before we wrap up your fire damage project, we ensure that your business's interior is thoroughly cleaned and free of foul odors. We use EPA-registered cleaning agents and deodorizers that return the interior of your commercial space to preloss condition. Everything is clean and ready for you to resume normal operations without reminding your employees or customers of the fire.

SERVPRO of Marysville/Arlington has you covered when you are dealing with fire damage in your business. Call (360) 658-0506 to have a crew deployed to your location whenever you need us.

Do I Have to Tear Out My Hardwood Floor After Flood Damage in Marysville?

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage in home Call us at (360) 658-0506 to set up an assessment that can result in saved hardwood floors.

Rapid Water Removal and Professional Structural Drying by the SERVPRO Team Can Change to Course of Flood Damage for Residents of Marysville

Hardwood floors are preferred by many homeowners in Marysville, warm and elegant looking. Dress them up with a beautiful area rug, or uncover and let them gleam. If storm damage causes roof failure and allows a tsunami of rainwater to spread across your floors, all is not lost. Our technicians learn strategies and arrive with equipment that can save your hardwood from the flooding following severe storms.

How Can Flood Water Damage Your Hardwood Floors?

The surface of hardwood planks or strips often can shrug off water for a time because of the density of the wood and the finish applied to the visible top. Sides and the bottom of the strips or planks are unfinished and can absorb moisture from a wet subfloor. The hardwood then distorts, cupping or crowning, and sometimes buckling, which is a severe response, the top layer pulling entirely away from the subfloor.

Where Did the Water Come From and How Can We Remove It?

When storm water pours into your Marysville home, it percolates through the cracks in the hardwood to soak the subfloor, typically made of permeable plywood. This water load must be eliminated, or the hardwood will continuously wick up the fluid. To evacuate the water:

    •    Wanded extractors and squeegees move across the surface until all standing water is gone
    •    Negative air pressure systems suction water from more than one layer of flooring, gaining access through the use of floor mats adhered to the floor and attached to hoses that use powerful extractors to pull water up and out

The team at SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington uses non-invasive strategies to remove water from several floor layers and then moves to efficient drying techniques that bring moisture levels in the hardwood to normal. Call us at (360) 658-0506 to set up an assessment that can result in saved hardwood floors.