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What about the water you don’t see?

9/24/2019 (Permalink)

Water beneath vinyl and laminate flooring This home in Roaring Gap, NC had unseen water betweeen the subfloor and sheet vinyl and laminate flooring.

Your tub has overflowed or you have a leaking supply line to your toilet.  You see water in the floor so you get out some old towels and maybe your shop vacuum and clean up the visible water.  Everything is good now right?  What about the water you don’t see.  More than likely the water that flowed out onto your floor also flowed out to the wall and underneath the baseboard.  When it hit the baseboard it then flowed against the drywall and subfloor, wicking its way up between the drywall and base molding.  It is pulled underneath the vinyl flooring or ceramic tile via capillary action.  It flows down the wall and sill plate until it reaches the carpet pad and it again flows between the pad and the subfloor.  The water reaches a joint between two pieces of subfloor and begins to run between them and fall onto the suspended ceiling in the finished basement, or it flows into the crawlspace and soaks your insulation. It is the water you don’t see and are unable to clean up that will cause secondary damage and mold growth if it is not found and dried properly.  SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties has the ability to find this hidden water and develop a drying plan to remove it from your home.  Our technicians are equipped with state of the art meters and cameras that ensure that no areas of possible water intrusion are over looked.  If you have experienced water damage in your Roaring Gap or Glade Valley home then call SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties, 336 677 1415 to make sure there are no pockets of water left undetected.

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