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Flood damage can cause serious flooding to North Kingston flooring.

4/10/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees enter a building with drying equipment. SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties is available when storm-driven water damage affects your property. Call us 24/7.

After a flood, there are hundreds of drying and recovery steps that must be taken to determine what materials can be salvaged and which materials should be removed. It is standard practice to remove as many exposed materials as possible in situations with contaminations exceeding categories 2 or 3. For concerns of category 1 (clean drinking water), this approach is not necessary. These situations can be caused by wind-driven rain from missing windows, or runoff entering through compromised sections of the roof.

Many older homes in the area have hardwood flooring. This can make it a focal point when SERVPRO restorers are addressing flood damages in North Kingston properties. Wood flooring does not require much attention beyond removing the water surface. However, it is possible to dry the material quickly and prevent its replacement.

The use of sophisticated detectors and cameras is necessary to determine whether any material can be salvaged. Surface meters are able to detect water beneath the wood plank's top layer, but advanced techniques like thermography can show where moisture is present. These results and readings can help determine where mats or other drying tools are placed to remove water trapped beneath the plank.

Oak plank flooring, a hardwood flooring type, has a longer lifespan than other types. This is due to its lower porosity. This flooring can be dried if it is the only area that needs drying after flooding damage. We can control airflow and draw moisture from the material by tenting in drying mats.

Flooding can cause damage to many materials and contents in your home. Our SERVPRO team of experts in Newport & Bristol Counties can help you protect more structural elements. Within hours of receiving your initial call, we can start our assessment and respond quickly to your emergency. We are available 24/7 at (401-847-8145

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