Waterproof Flooring

The flooring itself might be waterproof since most manufacturers use vinyl to make it. You can stick the flooring in water for a while, pull it out and dry it pretty well with no problems…. One small problem is that people are using this flooring to place it on other materials that are NOT water proof.

If you have water damage in your home or business in San Diego, we can help! Our San Diego Water Damage and Flood Restoration Service technicians can help you with the repair.

Waterproof flooring in San Diego

Spill a gallon of milk on it, drop a glass of water on it and mop it up. NICE! But when that water is extensive (such as in water damage), the water gets underneath the flooring and it usually has to come up to make sure that the subfloor doesn’t start to grow mold.

For instance: you have a newer modern home and you want to put this waterproof flooring upstairs. Chances are that you will be putting this waterproof flooring on a subfloor made of wood. Your child spills some water out of the tub from one of his buckets, the water flows to the side of the tub between the toilet and hits the first gap in the baseboard which your handyman did not caulk to the flooring. Now your subfloor is wet and your baseboard is wet. It won’t dry until the flooring gets pulled. If someone doesn’t pull the flooring and dry the subfloor quickly, you will likely grow mold.

 

Water Damage FAQs and Tips

DryHome recommends the following Emergency Steps for you to take after a disaster. Whether you sustain damage from water, fire or smoke, let DryHome help you out. By calling us first we can guide you through some simple steps to help minimize the damage.

This guide has some helpful tips you should take to minimize the damage until the DryHome professional restoration service arrives. DryHome can perform all necessary emergency services you need to turn your house into a home again.

Ceiling Water Damage

Water Damage Emergency Cleaning Tips (after deemed safe)

DOs

  • Blot or mop excess water.
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstered cushions for even drying.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and carpeting.
  • Wipe excess water from furniture.
  • Open drawers and cabinet doors for complete drying.
  • Remove valuable paintings and art objects to a safe place.
  • Call a DryHome professional for more information

DON’Ts

  • Use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Use TV’s or other appliances while standing on wet carpet or floors.
  • Leave books, magazines, or any colored items on wet carpets or floors.
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures (if ceiling is wet).
  • Leave wet fabrics in place.

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