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Professional Water Removal in Fort Lauderdale Rescues a Flooded Squash Court

8/15/2022 (Permalink)

RACKETBALL COURT AFTER WATER DAMAGE, TWO PLAYERS Rapid water removal from hardwood flooring in Fort Lauderdale can reduce demolition and expenses. Call SERVPRO; We're Faster To Any Size Diaster.

SERVPRO's Quick Response Mitigates Water Damage in Fort Lauderdale

It is a scene that no building supervisor wants to see first thing on a weekday morning. You return from a weekend rest, open up the sports center, and discover that a burst pipe has covered the floors in water. The usually shiny, pristine squash courts are submerged, and you need urgent action to prevent irreparable damage.

The process of basic commercial water removal in Fort Lauderdale sports centers is relatively simple. SERVPRO extracts as much standing liquid as possible with a pump machine. The process is fast and efficient. However, things get trickier when we start working to remove surface water and absorbed moisture.

The Value of a Fast Response

With wood, a quick response is critical. According to the USDA, a standard 2 ¼ inch floorboard expands 1 1/28th of an inch for every one percent change in moisture. If it does not seem like a lot, know that a 150-foot squash court will likely expand by around 25 inches. Most floors cannot withstand this swelling and start to warp and buckle. So, call SERVPRO for help immediately.

The Resilience of the Floor

The likelihood of a complete restoration depends on the type of squash court. Plywood, for example, is particularly vulnerable. Once it begins to expand, it isn't easy to rescue. If it gets wet, it delaminates, and the sublayers separate. The most resilient courts feature floating boards. They can only expand sideways, and an expansion gap is built for the purpose.

The History of the Floor

SERVPRO also considers the history of the squash court when putting together a water removal plan. For instance, the number of times it is coated and re-finished impacts repairs. It is good news for sports centers and indoor courts because they are periodically re-coated to help them withstand heavy foot traffic. The more finishes it has had, the harder it is for water to penetrate the wood.

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South is a local water damage removal and repair service. You can find us in the Fort Lauderdale area, and we promise fast responses for all flooded businesses. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Call us 24/7 at (954) 776-2000 to learn more about how we bring hardwood floors back to life.

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