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How Can Santa Rosa Beach Flood Damage Affect Floors and Subfloors?

9/12/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded living room with water up to the windows When a central room like your living room faces flooding, the situation becomes critical. Contact our certified team for flood damage remediation.

SERVPRO Mitigates Flood Damage That Impacts Santa Rosa Beach Homes

Living room ground flooding can be catastrophic for various flooring surfaces, not to mention the drywall. Floodwaters can quickly crawl up sheetrock and render it a warped, crumbling mess, all while saturating carpet, delaminating floor adhesives, or damaging wood floorboards.

SERVPRO flood damage technicians clean Santa Rosa Beach homes with EPA-registered biocides to help return the property to a pre-disaster state. SERVPRO flood mitigation covers everything from a thorough initial inspection to structural repairs after cleanup per a homeowner’s insurance policy and restoration needs.

Flood Damage Cleanup Considerations for Residential Flooring

Flooding in a Santa Rosa Beach living room requires extra care, especially in homes with carpeting. The carpet and pad must be removed from the property by SERVPRO techs to ensure safety. Floodwaters bring in copious amounts of contamination and potential for microbial growth in porous surfaces.

  • A living room with carpet, on top of needing the carpet replaced, can have the subfloor treated with SERVPRO cleaning systems, such as cleaning syringes, pump or trigger sprayers, or fogging equipment
  • In homes with ceramic tile, the tiles themselves may be perfectly fine, but grout often swells and gets permeated by floodwater, which can seep into the subfloor
  • Restorable wood floorboards can be thoroughly cleaned with a rubber suction mat designed for wood flooring
  • Vinyl, whether in sheets or tiles, typically loses adhesion after a flood and is often more cost-effective to replace than repair

Residents looking for “Like it never even happened,” mitigation services can call SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746.

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