Hardwood Floor Preservation: Water Damage

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Hardwood Floor Preservation

Water and flood damage can come from many sources: weather, broken pipes, leaks, spills, etc. Regardless of the cause, water damage can be devastating to your beautiful hardwood floor. Hardwood floor preservation entails constant vigilance. Once damage has been detected, action must be taken immediately. The longer the exposure, the worse the damage. So, the first step is to locate the water contact and stop it. Water should be vacuumed and then ventilation should be set up to dry the area. This can consist of fans, dehumidifiers and open windows. DO NOT use heaters as this can permanently damage your hardwood floor. If cupping or warping is occurring, humidity must be made equal on both sides of the wood. A close inspection is needed to make sure damage is no longer occurring. Make sure all hardwood floor surfaces are clean and dry and free from mold. Check for any further cupping or warping in the wood. Once this has been determined, it is time to call a reputable floor preservation specialist.

Find a Floor Preservation Service Specialist

The preceding floor preservation tips are helpful but no matter how diligent you are, there are some things a layperson is just not qualified to do. Hardwood floor preservation is a partnership between a homeowner and a qualified hardwood floor preservation specialist. Preserving hardwood floors is an important part of keeping your home beautiful. Both the homeowner and the qualified hardwood floor preservation specialist have important roles in floor preservation. A homeowner is the first responder in floor preservation, stopping damage and preserving further damage.
Once further damage has been prevented, it is time to call your floor repair specialist for restoration services to repair and refinish your hardwood floor and return it to its proper beauty.
Contact All Superior Flooring for more information.

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