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SERVPRO Helps Gilroy Residents with Water Restoration of Their Properties

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

warped wooden floorboards from water damage When your property is affected by water damage, time is of the essence. Contact SERVPRO to assess the situation and formulate a restoration plan.

SERVPRO’s fast and efficient water restoration can save Gilroy homes from extensive damage

Water damage can leave a lasting impact on your property by compromising the structural integrity of the building materials. Water restoration of your Gilroy home needs to happen fast to prevent such extensive damage. Hiring professionals like SERVPRO can ensure that the situation is brought under control as quickly as possible. 

SERVPRO techs employ several drying techniques during the water restoration of your Gilroy home. The goal is to eliminate as much moisture from the surfaces as possible quickly. As water interacts differently with different materials, the restorability of such materials after water damage can vary.

How do SERVPRO techs determine the restorability of hardwood flooring during water damage repairs of your Gilroy home? 

Hardwood floors of most homes in Gilroy are made from maple, birch, oak, or pecan. To determine the restorability of such floorings, the SERVPRO IICRC-certified restorers use a non-penetrating moisture meter to detect the amount of moisture. The two most common types of issues with hardwood floorings after water damage are-

  • Cupping: occurs when moisture is absorbed into the edges of the planks, resulting in the wood bowing into a concave shape. 
  • Crowning: occurs if the hardwood planks absorb moisture from the bottom resulting in the wood bowing into a convex shape. 
  • Warping and buckling: If there is no room for the planks to expand, the wood can warp and buckle at the joints. The extent of warping or buckling depends on the amount of moisture absorbed and the type of wood. 

The drying goal set by SERVPRO restores to reverse this visible damage to the hardwood floor. While cupping and crowning can be reversed, warping and buckling are permanent, necessitating replacing the floors. 

Call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657 for fast service.

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