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Must-Have Resources for Assessing the Water Damage Extent in Gilbert

2/10/2019 (Permalink)

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Water Cleanup From Tile in Your Gilbert Home

Tile flooring is a common staple throughout specific areas of your Gilbert home. From the kitchen to the bathroom, tile gets installed for both aesthetics and to help prevent water penetration to subflooring materials. However, this does not mean that your tilework can withstand pooling water for very long, and it could quickly become considerably damaged without the appropriate intervention by trained professionals like our SERVPRO team.

Not all tiles get created equally, meaning that their ability to withstand damage through water cleanup efforts in your Gilbert home varies from type to type. Often these get rated into categories relative to their ability to avoid absorption of moisture from non-vitreous which can absorb up to 7% of its weight in water through impervious tiles that can absorb as little as .001%. However, regardless of the tile choice that you have made, proper installation, grouting materials, and adhesives all play a role as well in preventing water penetration.

Pooling water can begin to deteriorate grouting material quickly, especially in DIY tilework that is not as solid or professionally finished as it could be. The trouble with penetration through certain points of your tilework is that only a select few tiles may display water damages, yet, the entire backing material could be saturated and require removal. Getting our SERVPRO professionals on the scene quickly can help to protect this subflooring if possible.

One of the first steps that our professionals can take is to assess the damage with thermal imagery cameras. This technology can help to determine the spread of moisture beneath the tile and determine where drying equipment like our air movers and drying mats should get placed to maximize their results.

In some situations, water cleanup can be efficient and quick for the tile flooring in your home. In other situations, you need the expertise and advanced equipment of our SERVPRO of Chandler South rapid response team to dry out your tiles and subflooring. Give our certified technicians a call anytime that you need us at (480) 895-4670.

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