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For Home Owners in Siloam, SERVPRO Offers Specific Techniques for Water Extraction from Floorings

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage For Home Owners in Siloam, SERVPRO Offers Specific Techniques for Water Extraction from Floorings Siloam Springs Commercial and Residential Carpet Dry by SERVPRO

Professional Water Extraction Needed For Wet Floors In Your Siloam Springs House

After a water heater, washing machine, or other plumbed appliance breaks down in your Siloam Springs home, expert help is needed to ensure your waterlogged floors are restored. Failure to remove the water and dry out sometimes several layers of subflooring and coverings exposes a home to the risk of progressive deterioration and secondary mold damage. Our technicians are highly-qualified in extraction technologies, dispatched quickly to resolve the issues with appropriate equipment.

If your Siloam Springs home features carpeting, specialized water extraction tools and experienced operators can make a difference. Our crew members receive in-house training, and some are certified from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) courses that teach a system of assessment, planning, and effective techniques to remove water. Various types of flooring and the rugs and carpeting that cover them require specific methods for a successful drying.

SERVPRO crew chiefs evaluate the carpeting material and the underlying padding and flooring composition to decide if in-place, also known as “top down,” drying is appropriate. Laminate or hardwood flooring beneath a carpet must be exposed immediately for direct water extraction and drying to prevent warping and to access subflooring. In-place drying of carpeting in these circumstances is not recommended. We can attempt to "float the carpet" by lifting corners or sides by the baseboard and force a strong circulation using air movers. Instead, we remove the carpet for drying off-site and later reinstallation if applicable.

When SERVPRO crews decide to proceed with in-place drying, we start with a regular wand vacuuming to stop water migration. Then our crews use weighted wanded extractors to suction the water from both the carpet and the pad. We take great care to achieve a balance, performing thorough extraction while avoiding stretching or tearing the carpeting.

Although in-place extraction must be aggressive, overly vigorous passes of the wands might cause or accelerate delamination, an unwanted effect where the top layer of fibers detaches permanently from the carpet structure. SERVPRO crew members use the combination of advanced training and experience to achieve the equilibrium needed to remove moisture without damaging the carpet.  

Pads hold most of the water and are relatively inexpensive and easy to remove and replace if determined to impede extraction efforts. SERVPRO crews also increase the number of air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to encouraging speedy drying after carpeting water extraction.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is in the optimal position to help homeowners decide how best to extract water from carpeting and flooring after freshwater flooding from appliance malfunctions. Call us at (479) 787-7377 immediately after you discover the leak for the best results.

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