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What Floor Best Protects A Laundry Room From Water Damage And Restoration Costs?

water damage minneapolis, water damage restoration minneapolis, water damage repair minneapoliswater damage minneapolis, water damage restoration minneapolis, water damage repair minneapolisWhether we are working from home or if the kids are back in school, Americans do a lot of laundry. American families wash more than 660 million loads every week. And that many clothing items need a lot of water. 

Water Damage Restoration In Minneapolis

That breaks down to an average household washing 50 pounds of laundry per week. According to the ENERGY STAR database, front-load washers use an average of 12.5 gallons of water per load, while top-load washers average 19.6 gallons per load. But you only need one washer overflow to flood your laundry room and cause thousands of dollars in water damage restoration costs.

Imagine many buckets of water tossed into the enclosed laundry space. The walls will be splashed, the baseboards soaked and the floor flooded. To withstand the general wear-and-tear, plus the risk of flooding, laundry room flooring should be up to the task. If you are about to replace your floors, look for materials that are easy to clean and affordable. Plus:

  • Moisture-resistant or waterproof to minimize humidity absorption and keep floors from swelling, warping, and molding
  • Easy to clean and stain-resistant 
  • Impact-resistant to resist scratches and dents from appliances moves

The latest luxury vinyl mimics high-end materials like wood or stone at a lower price. Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is made from multiple layers of material fused on a vinyl backing, the core, and a top “wear” layer. The outer-facing protective layer withstands moisture, humidity, and foot traffic in the laundry room for 10 to 30 years. 

A cheaper sheet vinyl is glued down to the laundry room subfloor in large sections for fewer seams than LVT flooring. However, it’s thinner than LVT, offers less insulation against the cold, sounds, and dents. The lifespan is 20 years or less. 

Ceramic tile is the least expensive but grout grunge adds to cleaning effort. In wet spaces, it can be slippery, cold and noisier than other choices. 

Tips to Prevent Future Water Damage And Restoration Costs

Waterproof for the problem that you haven’t had YET! For example, with all these flooring options, run a bead of sealant around the edges where the floor meets the wall to protect laundry sheetrock from a potential spill. But think bigger. Prevent a leak from flooding the rest of the house by building a curb across the laundry room’s threshold.

Add an inexpensive washing-machine drip pan under the washer. The lip is about two inches high and can hold a modest sized overflow. It will also buy you several minutes of time in an emergency. You can have a solid pan, or you can have it direct water into the floor drain. 

Make sure the supply hoses are in good shape. Check older hoses for cracks and replace worn hoses with the newer style braided stainless steel over rubber.  

Consider electronic shutoff valves that automatically stop the flow of water when they sense a leak.You can even have smart devices that can alert your phone if there is a leak.

Solutions For Water Damage in Minneapolis 

Laundry rooms are a flashpoint for plumbing issues. The problem could 1) build up over time with a drip, or 2) create an immediate disaster from a broken water supply line. When flooding isn’t corrected immediately, that stagnant water can encourage mold growth, cause structural damage, and ruin your belongings. 

In Minneapolis, our water damage restoration experts at ICC will find, correct and restore any signs of water damage at your home. Years of drying hardwood floors, plaster walls, tile and concrete has given us tons of experience and expertise. Our restoration experts use state-of-the-art drying procedures to help minimize potential health hazards that can be caused by water damage.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Melisa did such a great job and was so professional and nice. It really helped with the issues I was dealing with. Thanks Again!

- Janell, Waconia

Thank you for everything. You have been more than accommodating to me throughout this nightmare. I couldn’t be more pleased with the final outcome.

- Laura, Woodville, WI

I just can’t thank you enough for making our “water damage ordeal” go away so quickly. Your ability to organize subcontractors and the ICC crews is truly amazing, Mom and I are delighted to be back and settled into our little casa. Your genuine warmth and caring are truly gifts that you bring to your work. You are so appreciated!

- Jane, Stillwater

Thank you for sending Jake to my home. He was the most respectful young man I have ever met. He left my home very clean and he was very knowledgeable.

- Carolyn, White Bear Lake

The project manager did a great job communicating. He was so nice and did a great job checking in with us. Working with ICC was the best part of the flood. The crews really went out of their way to make sure we were well taken care of. The job could not have gone better.

- Nick & Abbie, Chanhassen

I don’t think your company performed work at Derek’s home as there was minimal damage, he called me today and thanked me profusely for referring ICC to him. He was very impressed with the rep that came to his house and the honesty and helpful advice he gave him about clean up and that it may not be in his best interest to file a claim. He is the type of customer that appreciates good service and will remember it and refer others. Thanks again for ICC’s help.

- Kimberley (Insurance Agent)

Thank you for such AMAZING service!

- Barbara (Insurance Agent), Rochester

ICC turned a really bad experience into a good one. We are very happy with all of the work that was done. They did a great job explaining the claims process.

- Linda, Oakdale

The crews were very professional and communicated well. They were great also about cleaning up after themselves. We would use ICC again. The crews were always on top of the process, which allowed the repairs to go smoothly.

- Church Representative, Edina

Erick did an excellent job explaining the process. We thought that everyone was very professional. They explained everything very well and followed through with everything. Communication could not have been better. I am very happy with my services.

- Gary, Osceola, WI

Our project manager was great to work with; he explained things well and answered all of our questions. Our coordinator also did a good job. Working with ICC was easy. Communication was wonderful and the crews were very professional. We would use ICC again in a heartbeat.

- Angie & Fran, Hudson, WI

The lead technician was great and explained things over the phone very well. I was very impressed. The crews were better than expected and very professional. ICC was extremely responsive; I was out of state and was so impressed with how they kept me informed.

- Jim & Cheryl, Victoria

I was very happy with all the crews at ICC. I had great experience and would not hesitate to work with ICC again should the need arise. Everyone there really knows what they are doing.

- Jerry, Cottage Grove

Dealing with the fire was a very upsetting time. ICC was able to get out to my home quickly and really helped reassure me that everything would be fine. ICC worked very well with my insurance company. I could not have been happier with the whole process. I know I asked a ton of questions and Mark was great about answering them all.

- Karen, St. Croix Falls, WI

The crews were always on time for their appointments. Our job went very well. I am so thankful for everyone at ICC and the excellent work they did.

- Michelle, Shoreview

Everyone I dealt with was just great. My project could not have gone better. Everyone at ICC is professional and is excellent at communicating. I would use ICC again and will be recommending them.

- Connie, Edina

The technicians did a fantastic job. Everyone really cared about me and my concerns. They were extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and knew how to make me feel comfortable. ICC was amazing to work with.

- Kevin, Maple Grove

ICC was terrific to work with and I will be recommending them. I had an excellent experience.

- Patricia, Hudson, WI

The technicians were extremely detailed. I immediately felt like I was in great hands. They were also very calming, always on time and communicated well.

- Sally, Excelsior

The technicians were very good at explaining what was going to take place. They answered all of my questions in great detail. Everyone was very sympathetic to my situation and genuinely cared.

- Anita, St. Anthony

Our project manager payed great attention to detail and had excellent customer service. He was very compassionate and really cared about what we were going through. ICC was wonderful to work with. The crews were very professional and thorough.

- Brian & Jill, Woodbury

I was very pleased with the whole process. Everything went so much smoother than I expected. ICC really helped make it easy.

- Jackie, Woodbury

The crews were very professional and communicated very well. They responded very quickly to our phone calls and always made sure we knew what was going on.

- Robert, Maplewood

Thank you for the wonderful inspection findings and THANK YOU for your professionalism. So much appreciated.

- Carol, Burnsville

My project manager did a great job and was really nice to work with. My coordinator did a great job keeping me informed about the process as well. ICC was wonderful to work with; they were all very professional and treated my home well. The quality of the work done was impressive and I would definitely use them again.

- Paul, Maplewood

I was impressed by the short time it took for the clean up crew to make arrangements to meet me even though we were outside of the metro area.

- Karen, Osceola, WI

As the coordinator of facilities and grounds for the State’s fourth largest school district I am involved is a lot of activities and unfortunately some are emergencies in nature. This includes fire, floods, sewer backups and natural disasters. Thankfully this does not happen often but when it does I rely on a restoration company’s specialists who have the knowledge and equipment to quickly clean and restore the affected area of the building or grounds…

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- Mike Schwanke, Coordinator of Facilities and Grounds District 196

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