Water Damage In Your Covina Home
Repairing Laminate Floors with Water Damage in your Covina Home
Wet rooms in your home are at a high risk of suffering from water-related problems. These can be especially true in bathrooms with vinyl or laminate flooring. Unlike natural woods, laminate flooring requires immediate attention. The cheaper, porous materials used in a laminate can store onboard significant amounts of water in a short space of time. This water absorption can lead to cupping, warping, or bubbling on the floor's surface, making doors tight to open or likely to get stuck.
If you notice the floor becoming inconsistent in your bathroom, there is a strong chance that water damage in your Covina home is the culprit. Shower curtains are often inefficient at preventing all water from escaping, while enclosed showers may still leak or suffer blockages. Over a year, the steady transition of small amounts of water onto a laminate floor can result in long-term water issues. Our team here at SERVPRO can access both the flooring and the ceiling below to understand the extent of harm.
When porous materials become oversaturated with moisture, they expand. This expansion means that a laminate floor may sustain increasing pressure against the baseboard and walls of your bathroom. When pressure levels get too high, the boards begin to bend upwards in the middle in response. Homes with laminate flooring should have sealant beneath them to prevent water from passing between floors. However, SERVPRO technicians often find that the sealant is insufficient or worn away beneath the laminate, which can lead to water migration problems in the story below.
Repairing a laminate floor is a big job. Porous materials like these are often tough to recover. SERVPRO technicians can remove the laminate flooring to gain access to the subfloor beneath. Here, we can apply direct airflow and temperature to ensure that moisture is dried correctly, and there are no microbial growth concerns. Once the subfloor is approved, we can inexpensively replace and install more suitable vinyl boards to replace laminates. Vinyl boards are water-tight, which makes them a superior choice instead of laminates for wetrooms like bathrooms or toilets.
Warping and cupping in laminate flooring are only going to get worse rather than better. Contact SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 for appraisal and repair.
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