How Does SERVPRO Protect Structural Elements After Water Damage in SoCal Homes?
There are specific methods for removing water and protecting subflooring in San Diego properties
Mitigation is a vital service our SERVPRO team provides to protect a home, its contents, and building materials. Beginning with water removal, these initial actions can make restoration shorter and less costly.
Water Removal Services and Mitigation
Removing standing water is one of the initial actions to overcome water damage in Point Loma homes. Beyond tile and other non-porous elements, saturation can overwhelm common building materials like engineered wood floors and carpets to impact the subflooring underneath. We have many mitigation solutions for standing water, including wet vacuums and submersible pumps.
Protecting Types of Subflooring Materials
- OSB Board/Plywood – This thin wood and floor supports are a common combination of multiple types of flooring in homes. When these become heavily damaged by water, drying mats are a last resort before controlled demolition.
- Concrete – Concrete is relatively non-porous, making it easier to clean and dry. Without absorbing moisture, our technicians are likely to encounter a greater volume of standing water. The crucial aspect of drying concrete is not too fast, slowly draw out moisture.
- Hardwood – It is not uncommon in older homes for carpeting or tile to be installed over original hardwood. When this is the subflooring for the surface layer, fast extraction is needed to prevent these planks from absorbing moisture.
When water damage threatens your home, our SERVPRO of Point Loma is ready 24/7 to help. Call us at 619-275-2802.