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Taking Care of Hardwood Floors After Water Damage

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

Hardwood floor damage is a common problem that occurs after flooding. Although
insulation, walls, carpets, and belongings are also at risk, hardwood floors can be especially
difficult because water can warp wood, causing structure damage. Moisture will also create an
environment ideal for mold growth.
After the flood hits, there are a few steps you can take to mitigate water damage. First,
you need to dry the area. First, you should open any windows or doors near the affected area
to allow for faster evaporation. You also need to remove water as quickly as possible. Taking
safety precautions, clear the area with either a wet / dry vacuum, mops, or, if needed, a pump.
Clear any debris or dirt that may have entered. If possible, you can then use dehumidifiers or
heaters to get rid of any more moisture.
Even after taking these steps, however, water damage can still end up harming your
hardwood floors. Thankfully, SERVPRO of Northbrook / Wheeling / Glencoe can help you
restore your home no matter the damage. Our equipment is bult to deal with any kind of water
damage, and we will be able to assess and then mitigate any damages that may have occurred
or are at risk. In the end, restoring a hardwood floor quickly and professionally can end up
saving you money in the long run, since letting the damage exacerbate will only end up costing
more in the future. If you have any questions or concerns, give us a call at 847-498-8889.

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