- The wood floors are wet and buckling. Will they have to be replaced?
- Do I need a permit for restoration work?
- What about special items? Artwork, china, heirlooms, etc.
Wood flooring in your commercial property that has been damaged by water must be continually evaluated by qualified technicians during the drying process. We use professional-grade drying systems and dehumidifiers to create the ideal environment for wood floors to dry efficiently, and optimally to resume their original shape. Depending on the density of hardwood flooring and the type of finishes used, complete drying may take up to three weeks or longer. If you file a claim, your insurance adjuster will work with you to make the final decision as to whether the floors in your property will need to be refinished or replaced.
When required, your ServiceMaster Restore Project Manager will take out the appropriate permit(s) on your behalf, identifying our company as the general contractor. If applicable, permit fees are included in the estimate and may be covered by the insurance company.
Some high-value items require restoration by specialists. Working with your insurance claim representative, we can help you identify these items and locate a qualified restorer.