The weather in SC during the month of October has been unprecedentedly wet. Due to the large amounts of rain and flooding, many residents are forced to replace flooring. To find out whether you should consider replacing your residential flooring after a flood, ask the following questions.
How much time has passed?
Sometimes, dehumidifiers, and manual drying of floors can save your tile or wood flooring. However, if your floors have not been dried out for a week to 10 days, you may need to consider replacing them.
Is there any mold present?
Check first for visible mold. If visible mold is present, then there is almost certainly additional mold under the surface. More often than not, once there is visible mold involved, floors will need to be replaced. If there is no visible mold, use a mold detector to check for mold beneath the surface. Sometimes, small amounts of mold can be treated and the flooring could be salvageable.
What type of flooring do I have?
Different types of flooring are more durable to flooding than others. For example, tile flooring can withstand water saturation better than carpeting. It is sometimes possible to dry out timber flooring, but if the timber flooring is attached to concrete, drying it out is not a possibility, and replacement is imminent.
If you have assessed your floors and determined that your residential flooring is in need of replacement, please contact us. We want to help you get your home back to normal so that you can resume your daily activities. We at Carolina Flooring Services, a residential flooring company, are proud to assist those affected by the recent SC flood.
Carolina Flooring is one of the top residential flooring companies in Charleston, SC. Carolina Flooring Services provides first-rate flooring solutions to family and corporate residences in the region. We have been serving customers in the flooring industry for over 10 years, and we maintain the highest standards of customer service and quality. Contact us today to start the process of finding the floors that are right for you.