Water Damage To Tile Floors
Water Damage to My Tile Floors? Really?
When we think of tile floors, we think of enhanced beauty, durability, and practicality. Rarely do we think of water damage. Unlike wood flooring and carpet, tile floors are relatively resistant to water damage. However, that doesn’t mean tile floors aren’t still vulnerable to the havoc a flood or unsanitary backflow can cause.
Consider These Points About Water Damage to Tile Floors
- Individual tiles are held together on your floors with grout, correct? If you have unsealed grouting, its absorbent quality can make it vulnerable to the same ravages water damage can cause carpet flooring. Water damage causes your unsealed grout to stain. And, if left to dry on its own, grout can also provide a suitable habitat for fungi leading to mold spores. In Sarasota, water damage resulting in unhealthy mold is a serious, persistent threat that can only be defeated with vigilance. That’s one reason why, if you have water damage to your tile floor, you take exceptional care to ensure it is thoroughly dried out. The aesthetic value, as well as its monetary value, will drop. More importantly, it will likely create a way for mold spores to find their way into your home.
- Another vital consideration for tile and water damage is unsanitary flooding. The color of the water can usually identify unsanitary flooding. If the floodwater is gray or darker, you have an unsanitary flood on your hands. Unsanitary flooding can be caused by weather events or by toilet backflow. Most of us have experienced the latter, while fortunately, only a small percentage of us have indeed had to endure a catastrophic flood. Nevertheless, your tile flooring and your family’s health are both just as vulnerable to water damage, whether your floor is tile, wood, or carpet. Again, if you have unsealed grout work and you’re the victim of an unsanitary flood, you have a problem. Bacteria are opportunistic and breed rapidly, increasing in number very, very quickly because they only need to divide in order to reproduce. You not only run a risk of mold problems if your home isn’t properly dried out after a flood. You significantly increase the likelihood of a bacterial infection to you and anyone who comes into your house.
- Escapability is another factor to consider when mulling the hazards of Sarasota water damage and tile floors. Tile floors provide no real friction to slow floodwaters. Therefore, water can quickly get to your baseboards and walls and cause rot. Mold and bacteria can also grow in rotting wood and drywall.
For Water Damage to Tile Floors, Call the Pros at Accutech
If you have tile floors in your home and you experience any flood, it’s vital to call the experts at Accutech for complete dry-out services. Take a few minutes to browse our site, our page on water removal, and our blog. You’ll find useful info and helpful tips everywhere. For water remediation services in less than an hour after a flood and to prevent water damage from spreading rapidly across tile floors in Sarasota and Bradenton, contact Accutech first thing!
Contact us to meet with you and your insurance adjuster for a detailed estimate for all your restoration and reconstruction work.