The office of CMS Restoration got a call from a homeowner that in an attempt to fix their shower water supply line, the water leaked everywhere, got their bathroom and closet soaked. The water ended up going down to the basement and damaging the luxury vinyl flooring in the bathroom. Homeowners tried to fix it themselves but realized that the damage was beyond their abilities to do it themselves. The crew was sent out there had found that part of the bathroom closet was wet, the flooring of the bathroom was wet, but the ceiling of the downstairs bathroom had already dried out.
The crew tore out the pad in the bathroom closet, demoed part of the vinyl flooring of that bathroom and were able to dry out the carpet and the sub floor. Downstairs, the crew found out that the flooring got wet underneath and had to tear it out to prevent microbial growth.
Luxury vinyl and vinyl floorings are notoriously difficult to dry if they get wet. It’s difficult to get airflow to the back of the material to get it sufficiently dried out. The best way to dry the subfloor or concrete is to demo out the hard to dry materials. They set down drying equipment on the wet subfloor and concrete the drying was completed the next day.