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Ceramic Tiles Floors Are At Risk From Flood Damage When A Washer Leaks In North Fort Myers

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

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Water Damage from Leaks Can Affect Tile Flooring

Ceramic tile floors look very attractive in a kitchen or laundry room. Ceramic tile gives a beautiful finish that looks traditional or modern depending on your preferences. Unfortunately, ceramic tile floors are at risk of harm when a washer leaks on them.

Flood damage from a washer in your North Fort Myers kitchen or laundry room is a real headache when you have ceramic tiles on your floor. The problem is not with the actual tiles, as they are waterproof. The problem lies with the grout between the tiles. If the grout has any leaks or has worn away a bit, water can seep through the grout and into the cracks between the tiles. Slippage is also a dangerous potential when walking on wet tiles.
 
Water that penetrates through gaps in grouting reaches the subfloor. In cases where the subfloor is wooden, there is a real risk of water damage causing the floor to warp or swell. A warped subfloor often causes tiles to break or come loose. Water seepage into the sub floor also heightens the risk of mold growth underneath the tiled flooring.
 
We recommend putting in a call to SERPVRO after a washer leak. Professional experience is necessary to handle wet sub floor and ensure the integrity of the tiled covering above it. All our technicians are IICRC-certified and know how to dry out your floor with minimum damage or disruption.
 
In some cases, it is more efficient to dry the floor from the bottom. Drying from underneath requires the correct training and equipment. Our technicians tackle the drying job from below with the utmost care and attention. Approaching the drying situation from underneath the floor is preferable because it means there is no need to pull up your tiled floor.
 
SERVPRO technicians understand the importance of never making assumptions when it comes to wet ceramic tile. That is why we examine both the ceramic floor and the wooden subfloor to ascertain where the water has reached. We never rely on guesswork – we use penetrating moisture meters to get under the tiles and get an accurate reading on the moisture level of the subfloor.
 
We use a combination of carefully positioned fans, air movers, and dehumidifiers to dry your floor and the surrounding area. Every job is completed to a pre-agreed drying standard so you can rest assured that your floor is dry and safe.

If you are concerned about water damaging your ceramic floor, call SERVPRO of Cape Coral at (239) 573-5911 today.

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