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How Water Damage Affects Your Floors

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

Bathroom floor flooded SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle specializes in flooding and storm damage restoration

Flooding causes a severe, negative impact on your home. The most damaged element is often your floors. Floors are completely submerged during floods, causing water to seep in and wreak havoc. But how exactly does water damage affect different types of flooring?


Carpeting is typically hit the hardest by flooding. They are usually composed of cotton, fabric, or plastic fiber, all of which are highly susceptible to permanent water damage. The spaces between and under the fibers can be widened, tearing the material apart. Carpets are also prone to staining and discoloration. Carpets are often ripped up and replaced after a flood to prevent serious mold growth in the home. 


Water damage is often most pronounced on hardwood flooring. Wood is vulnerable to flooding and other water damage as its materials have been intentionally dried; when wet, it can rapidly change shape, warp, stain, and lose color. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle has advanced technology and techniques to restore hardwood floors to preloss condition.

Tile and Concrete 

Tile and concrete floors often fare the best in a flood. Tiles are typically immune to water, requiring only cleaning and sanitization following a flood. The tile grout may be susceptible to water damage and mold growth. A fresh grout layer may be required after a flood. Concrete may stain and become discolored but is typically cleanable or easily painted over. 

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Why Choose SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle?

When you are dealing with storm, flood, and water damage, immediate action is crucial. You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle can respond immediately to storm and flooring conditions.

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