Re: water from flood in adjacent bathroom got under floating laminate floor
The people that write the Standards for water damage restoration say that if water migrates to areas that are dirty or sit in areas (like under your floating floor) unprocessed (dried out properly) that microorganisms can become a problem: bacteria and mold. I would recommend you have a professional indoor environmentalist or environmental consultant inspect the areas around which the leak took place, including the area under the floor. Depending on the situation you may want them to look for mold and endotoxins. Endotoxins are produced of bacteria that dry out and release the toxins in their cell walls as the cell walls break down. I've written on these at www.SolutionsIEC.com if you'd like to read up on the indoor environment of a water damage. There too you can link to several websites for remediators and independent inspectors as you feel you need them. I wish you all of the best.
Jason Yost, CIEC, CMRS, WRT
Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant
Council-certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor
Water-damage Restoration Technician