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SERVPRO Addresses San Jose Commercial Water Cleanup Challenges

4/2/2023 (Permalink)

a water damaged floor with bowed wood When water damage affects the floors in your commercial space, the situation demands quick attention. Contact SERVPRO right away.

San Jose Hardwood Floor Commercial Water Removal

When water intrudes inside your business, damage to hardwood floors can be of particular concern. Beautifully polished and maintained flooring sets a tone of elegance and success for your company. Destruction of a structural component that everyone immediately notices when visiting your premises creates the impression that your brand, products, and management are subpar. Warping and buckling from flooding present significant hazards for your customers and employees, creating safety and liability issues.

Can Hardwood Floors Survive a Soaking?

Fortunately, SERVPRO offers options for commercial water cleanup in San Jose that can restore even substantially saturated hardwood floors. Avoiding the disruption and expense of tearing out and replacing multiple layers of materials gets your business back on track faster. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians have the knowledge and skills to remove water from all affected structural components using:

  • Brooms, squeegees, and wanded extractors to cleanup standing water
  • Negative air pressure floor mats systems to suction out fluids previously drained through joints and crevices into subflooring 
  • Strategic removal or elevation of sections of floorboards so that warm air directed underneath can reach to dry wet areas

How Does Water Distort Hardwood Flooring?

The finished topside of a hardwood floor can shed liquids. The materials swell when fluids drain into the plywood layers underlying most floors. The sides and bottoms of the finished strips or planks are also absorbent. Water cleanup is essential to minimize cupping (where the bottom of strips are wet), crowning (where the edges of strips are wet), or buckling (where the wood is so swollen with extra moisture that it pulls away from the subfloor, loosening fasteners). Controlled drying of the commercial subfloors and top decorative strips or planks planned and implemented by SERVPRO experts ensures minimal distortion of the materials.

The water cleanup specialists at SERVPRO of NE San Jose have advanced training in water cleanup, removal, and drying, including when hardwood floors are at risk. Call (408) 834-7663 to schedule an evaluation of your commercial water damage.

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