When treating Water Damage, we need to look further than just the carpet, tiles and floor coverings. We must look at the subfloor, ensuring it too is completely dried.
The surface will need to be cleaned and depending on the cause, disinfected. Steamy’s team of trained specialists in Melbourne have done it all before. Trust in their industry experience – 1300 881 110
Once cleaned and after excess water has been removed from the floor surface, drying equipment should be installed. Floor coverings, carpets and underlay may need to be removed to allow access to the entire floor surface as both this area and the sub floor must be dried completely.
Ensuring the subfloor is dry is vital as failure to do so may result in the growth of mould and rot, affecting structural stability. Drying of the subfloor can be achieved by using drying equipment or by exposing the subflooring to allow air drying. Where the subfloor in affected areas is inaccessible, crawl space under the house may have to be used to reach the subfloor.
Particle board absorbs water easily and is prone to swelling and generally cannot be reused. Plyboard will also absorb water, however the time and effectiveness of the drying process will vary depending on the glues used during the manufacturing process.
Concrete subfloors also need to be dried using dehumidifiers and air movers as concrete can be quite porous, absorbing and holding moisture. Drying equipment used within 72 hours of the flooring being flooded should restore the concrete. As with most things there are exceptions and variances.
When dealing with structural issues and ultimately the health and safety of your family, don’t risk it – call the specialists in Melbourne.
Steamy’s team of trained specialists in Melbourne have done it all before. Trust in their industry experience – 1300 881 110