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Repair Water Damage Restoration on Laminate Floors?

Is Your Laminate Floor Water Logged?  

If you just had a flood and are now faced with waterlogged laminate flooring, then our US Restoration Specialist post on tips for water damage restoration is just what the doctor ordered.

In most cases, a laminate floor gets flooded when the likes of a dishwasher, washing machine, or refrigerator had leaked, although of course standing water of any kind will result in damage. Once you have located the source of the water and repaired it, the laminate floor has to be dried thoroughly. This can be completed by mopping or using a wet-dry vacuum, all depending on how much water you are dealing with. Once all the excess water is removed, a fan or dehumidifier should be placed on the floor to help dry out the floorboards underneath before you can start to repair any damaged sections.

You can use either a circular saw or crowbar to repair water damage by removing all the wet sections. In many cases, you may also need a chisel and hammer to remove the damaged pieces without damaging the surrounding surface. Your next step will be to remove the tongue part of the laminate board with a knife. Once you have removed all the old laminate, again place a fan on the floorboards to dry them out. This prevents mold from growing in the future due to moist floorboards.

Before you install a new laminate, you need to create a pattern that will match your current flooring. You then need to add construction glue, followed by installing the first piece into the correct pattern. Make sure to remove any extra glue before it dries, and then place heavy objects on it until completely dry. However, there are some cases where your laminate floor will need the help of a professional water damage restoration service, or, your laminate flooring is too far gone to save.

To sum up today’s post, if you would like to learn about the services and products we can provide, and you live in or around the Gainesville, FL region, please do not hesitate to call us at (352) 234-8454 anytime.