If you are like most homeowners in the Gainesville, Florida, area, you know someone who has experienced home flooding. If you’re lucky, the someone that you know isn’t you! Home flooding is one experience that no one wants to experience, particularly when it involves inches of standing water. When flooding does occur within a home or business, floor restoration equipment is probably going to be part of the water cleanup process in addition to the wet vacuums, sump pumps, and dehumidifiers used to remove water from the home.
Types Of Floor Restoration Equipment
Here’s a brief introduction to several types of equipment commonly used to restore floors to their pre-flood conditions.
Floor Sanders – Designed for light sanding of wood floors and exterior decks (available in different sizes and styles to accommodate older, distressed, and large floor surfaces)
Sanding Edgers – Styled to ease the process of sanding alongside baseboards
Concrete Preparation Tools – Meant to eliminate the need for chemical etching of concrete
Coating Removal Tools – Designed to lift away floor coatings, including adhesive, epoxy, glue, and paint (specialized coating removal tools are available for wood surfaces)
Dust Vacuums – Built to suction dust particulates from floors
Floor Buffers & Polishers – Designed to perfect floor finishes on marble, concrete, and vinyl
Floor Strippers – Styled to remove a wide variety of coverings, including vinyl tiles, parquet squares, underpadding, and carpeting
Tile Rollers – Intended to ease the process of installing linoleum coverings
Carpet Blowers – Assists in speeding up the drying process for carpeting
Resolving Flood Damage
The use of floor restoration equipment is an important part of reinstating your home or business back to the condition it had prior to experiencing water damage. First, all of the water must be removed as thoroughly as possible, and the home must be allowed to dry out. Once the damage is assessed, steps can be taken to repair and restore each of your home’s structural components, including walls and flooring, which is why floor restoration equipment plays such an integral role in the water cleanup process.