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Some Mistakes With Englewood Flood Damage That You Should try to Avoid

11/30/2019 (Permalink)

wet carpeting and carpet pad Flooding can quickly damage the flooring in your home. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation efforts.

Flood Damage Technicians In Englewood Discuss Problems With Asbestos

During the late fall and wintertime in Englewood the area is known to get snowstorms. The problem with snow is that once the weather warms back up, the snow can melt and cause you excessive flood damage. When the snow melts, it can quickly turn into a liquid that can get into your house from a weak point in your structure, such as faulty door seals. Once moisture enters, other problems can take place,

For example, if your carpet gets wet from moisture coming in from the outside it could have to be replaced. During flood damage projects in Englewood, wet carpets can suffer from delamination. This occurs when the backing of the carpet becomes separated from its fibers. Once delamination occurs, the carpet is considered ruined and your carpet and pad will more than likely have to get removed and replaced. Any time you notice wet items inside your home after a snowstorm, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO.

As soon as we arrive at your residence, the first thing we can do is check your carpet for signs of delamination. During the initial inspection, our SERVPRO technicians can also use penetrating moisture meters to test and see if your subfloor got wet. If your carpet is delaminated and your subflooring material underneath your flooring shows signs of having elevated moisture content, then we can remove your carpet and pad and dry out your subfloor.

However, sometimes, when we are tasked with removing your flooring down to the subfloor, we can run into some complications. It is possible that there could be more layers of flooring underneath your top carpet layer. Older flooring materials could contain asbestos, which is hazardous and can only be removed by professional mitigators.

The word asbestos comes from a Greek adjective that means inextinguishable. All throughout the 20th-century, asbestos has been used in thermal insulation in boilers and pipes and as a reinforcement material.

Older flooring materials such as vinyl tiles and glues that were used to tack down tiling and carpet can contain asbestos. If we notice an item that could contain asbestos we immediately notify an industrial hygienist to test the material for the presence of asbestos. If any of the harmful minerals are found we must then call in a certified asbestos mitigation company to properly remove the hazardous materials.

Calling in the professionals can help you prevent any risks associated with asbestos. For professional assistance after your home floods, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at  (201) 266-0482 24 hours a day because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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