Hardwood Floor Drying Kent

Hardwood Floor Drying

Flood Water Damage Restoration Kent by Advanced Water RestorationWhen moisture is in contact with hardwood it can cause damage to the structure.  Also when wetness is not quickly dried mold grows quickly becoming a health hazard.  When you have a moisture problem then you will want to call in the experts right away to quickly dry your floors and prevent mold growth and further damage. At Advanced Water Restoration we have the extensive training and the latest equipment to dry your floors swiftly and correctly.  We are proud to be able to provide cost-effective, professional services for Kent residents.  For the highest quality, while remaining affordable, hardwood floor drying contact us today!

Importance of Drying Water Damaged Wood Flooring

Hardwood Floor Drying Kent

When you are facing wet hardwood floors you want to get them dry as quickly as possible to avoid warping the wood or cupping your flooring. The structure of the floor can be damaged quickly and mold can grow in ideal environments in as little as 2-3 days.  You want to get help from professionals who can come out to your site as quickly as possible and use their state-of-the-art equipment to start the drying process.  Advanced Water Restoration knows that the first few days of moisture exposure are critical and will not delay in getting started- we aim to preserve your flooring.

Restoring a Hardwood Floor

Here’s an idea of the typical process to restoring a hardwood floor in Kent:

1. As with any project, a comprehensive inspection is very important to identify the extent of the damage. We not only inspect the wood but will also check the subflooring and nails to know the extent of the problem. Occasionally wood floors cannot be restored but you will still to dry them to avoid mold growth. The more damage your floors have the less likely they can be fully restored in tact.  With the inspection we will also evaluate for damage at the substrate level.

2. After the evaluation of the floors we will remove the bulk moisture.  Any wetness that is pooling will need to be dried as the floor will continued to absorb any water that is not dried.

3. Then, we connect our restoration vacuum panels to dry the moisture that has already been soaked into the wood. These increase the dry air flow and dries the floor quickly.

A Little More Information on Moisture and Wood Floors

Moisture can create different reactions to your wood flooring- although there isn’t any wood floor can tolerate prolonged exposure. Wood floors that can be sanded and refinished have the highest likelihood of being preserved. Harder materials absorb moisture slower and are more likely to be able to be saved.

Pre-finished wood flooring can be damaged quicker than on-site finished floors.  Engineered wood sometimes can create a barrier that deflects water, but once there is damage to engineered wood they can not be easily recovered.  Laminate flooring is a cheaper material that can not withstand water damage but can be color matched and spot replaced.

For additional information, help or drying assistance for your hardwood floor call Advanced Water Restoration; we are here to assist you!

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