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What Does Water Damage Do To Hardwood Floors in Montgomery?

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Does Water Damage Do To Hardwood Floors in Montgomery? Water and hardwood floors don't mix. Call SERVPRO to dry your water damaged floors

Water Removal from Your Montgomery Home Can Save Hardwood Floors!

A wide range of events can cause water to enter your home. Pipe leak, broken appliance hoses, or just forgetting to turn off the sink faucet, damage your home by the resulting spills. Water causes permanent damage to hardwood floors, which is why it is vital to contact the professionals for assistance. 

Hardwood floors can warp and buckle when exposed to moisture, causing potential safety hazards for homeowners. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified technicians can perform water removal services in Montgomery to help prevent these safety hazards from forming in your home. Although hardwood typically has high resistance to water damage, it can quickly be permanently damaged if exposed to water for extended periods. As it absorbs increasing amounts of water, hardwood experiences cupping, warping, and buckling in which necessitates replacement. Luckily, we train our SERVPRO techs in removing standing water from homes and assisting in drying hardwood floors.

We can use industrial grade wet vacs to remove spillage off of your floors, or if you experience large amounts of water flooding, we can use pumps to remove water. Hardwood floors have to be dried out before refinishing, so we can use air movers to pump air under and over your floor to reduce moisture content, which has the additional effect of inhibiting potential mold growth. Unfortunately, if your floors have a hardwood veneer, restoration requires scrapping and replacing due to the thin nature of veneers. 

Once your wood floors and the subflooring below are dried, they can be sanded and refinished to make them appear good as new! 

If your hardwood floors are at risk of being ruined by water, then call SERVPRO of Montgomery at (334) 273-0992, and we can help get you on track to restoring your floors.

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