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How to tell if your flooring has had water damage

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Kind of like an expensive car isn’t protected from hail damage or dings in a parking lot even the most expensive floors aren’t protected from water damage. It can unfortunately destroy any type. Thankfully, there are signs. Here’s what to look out for just in case you suspect water damage to your flooring.  

Carpet: If It’s smelly or discolored then it’s most likely got mold or mildew.

Laminate: Keep an eye out for any swelling, discoloration, or warping.

Tile: If you tap on the tiles with a coin and hear a hollow sound, it may mean the tiles have come loose. Cracking is another good sign. 

Linoleum: Look for discoloration.

Hardwood: The easiest of all the flooring besides carpet to tell if your home has water damage! Keep an eye out for dark spots that have mysteriously popped up recently, it could be mold or mildew. If your floor has started to cup or buckle, then it could mean water has gotten under and the planks of your floor have come loose due to water damage. And lastly, look for bulging or bubbling too your floor. 

If you suspect your floor has had water damage, give SERVPRO of Hurst-Euless-Bedford a call today!

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