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Water Removal Impacts Many Floors in San Jose Offices

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

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Water Removal from Different Office Floors

Every office building in San Jose is often a combination of several building materials. Even the flooring can change dramatically from one room to the next. When San Jose water damage events occur that leave the property contending with several inches of standing water or migrating moisture, flooring is often the first material affected. Common office installations include:

  • Carpeted Floors
  • Plank Flooring
  • Non-Porous Materials


Carpets are among the most popular office installation for flooring and, in many cases, the easiest to manage with water removal in San Jose buildings. Short-pile carpeting can only absorb small amounts of water before becoming saturated, so much of the damage stays on the surface.

Water can be removed from carpeting using a combination of extractors and drying tools. Carpet wands have the greatest ability to remove water from saturated fibers.

Wood and Plank Flooring

Plank flooring is another popular option for flooring materials in office buildings. With seams between the individual components, it is easy for water to penetrate the subflooring and saturate the impacted planks.

Drying mats are often the most helpful tools for wet plank floors. Through capillary suction, mats can draw moisture to the surface from the cellulose in the wood for removal.

Non-Porous Flooring Elements

Tile and concrete might be less common but still regular enough that SERVPRO professionals should prepare for cleanup. Because these installations do not absorb the water, surface cleaning is a suitable response.

Surface extraction, toweling, and drying are often sufficient for water damage to non-porous flooring. If contaminants exist, we can use disinfection cleaners.

Flooring varies considerably in office spaces, making it crucial for professionals to stay prepared to help with whatever damages exist. Our SERVPRO of NE San Jose team arrives fast with water removal tools designed to get drying started right away. Call our recovery team today at (408) 834-7663. 

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