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My Dishwasher Overflowed In My Oyster Bay Home, Now What?

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

A woman standing in front of an overflowing dishwasher. Even the smallest of leaks can leave issues, trust SERVPRO to assist you through the process.

SERVPRO Technicians Assess the Damage and Begin the Restoration Process

At first glance, you may not be concerned with your tile or wood flooring after a major overflow from the dishwasher or other household appliance. However, if there are any cracks in the waterproof coating or any other vulnerabilities under an appliance, for example, the wood or subflooring may absorb moisture, causing further damage. 

What if My Tile and Hardwood Flooring Sustain Damage?

Water removal in your Oyster Bay home can be challenging, mainly if the moisture is not evident. Although there may be no visible issues at first, it is critical to inspect your flooring right away for moisture using moisture detection equipment. The drying and restoration process should begin before you see any buckling to increase the chances of saving the floor. As time goes on, nails begin pulling, and the floor warps, becoming more difficult to dry and return to preloss conditions. 

What are the Benefits of Using a Floor Mat Drying System?

  • Works to save the floors rather than replacing them.
  • Controlled drying to reach desired moisture content levels in impacted areas only. 
  • Injectidry equipment directs warm air under the floor mats through hoses, allowing for gradual drying while extracting extra moisture. 

Are there other options?

In Upstate NY, many homes have basements, so drying your subfloors from beneath the living area may be a less disruptive option than using floor mats or pulling up flooring. 

SERVPRO technicians aim to repair and restore damage rather than ripping up and replacing expensive hardwood or ceramic tiling floors. Throughout the drying process, technicians measure moisture levels to make sure your flooring is neither over dried or under dried and returned to previous levels. We make it, "Like it never even happened." 

Contact SERVPRO of Oyster Bay for 24/7 assistance at (516) 464-3300.

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