Hardwood Floor Drying Bellevue

Hardwood Floor Drying

Flood Water Damage Restoration Bellevue by Advanced Water RestorationWood flooring is not made to withstand exposure to moisture. Wood can buckle, cup, warp and/or grow mold when it comes into contact with the wet.  For any type of wood flooring you will want to get it dry as quickly as possible to avoid further damage and destruction of the floors. Advanced Water Restoration is the specifically trained professionals whom will come out quickly and work to preserve your flooring.  We have the latest state-of-the-art equipment to get your floors dry fast which will help lessen structural damage and the growth of mold. Advanced Water Restoration  works hard everyday to provide Bellevue with the best and most cost-effective hardwood floor drying and all types of water damage restoration services. If your house has had flooding or if you have discovered a moisture issue with your floors contact us right away.

Importance of  Quick Drying Wood Flooring

Hardwood Floor Drying Bellevue WA

All wood floors are different but no type of wood flooring can withstand the continued effects of moisture without structural damage or becoming an ideal environment for the growth of mold.   We know that water damage presents an emergency situation so we will come on-site quickly and get started right away.  Our goal is to  avoid the  adverse effects caused by the moisture, and try to preserve your flooring.

When moisture comes into contact with wood you are racing against the clock.   A wet environment creates a high moisture content that will lead to damage.  When flooring is left to dry on it’s own, drying may take weeks while it only takes two days for mold to grow in that type of wet environment.

Professionally Restoring a Hardwood Floor

Here’s an idea of what we do on a typical Bellevue hardwood floor flooding visit:

1. The first step in this process is to complete a comprehensive inspection of the damage.  We will inspect the moisture areas and where the wetness has created damage.  Occasionally wood floors are not able to be restored and floors that have extensive damage may need to be spot replaced. Floors that less damage, or that not completely buckled may be able to be restored. While we are checking your floors we will also inspect the substrate level to see if there is mold or structural damage.  Also you we will check the nails and/or glue that holds the floor together.

2. Next we will remove the bulk of the water that is in contact with the flooring.  Any wetness that is sitting on or under the wood needs to be quickly dried as the floors will continue to soak in the wet.

3. Finally we will set up our restoration vacuum panels. These panels will help get your floors dry quickly, they greatly increase the airflow to all parts of the floor.

A Little More Information on Moisture and Wood Floors

Moisture on wood causes different damage on different types of wood.  Solid wood floors can get easily harmed but since they can usually be restored because of their ability to be sanded and refinished. Oak flooring can be restored better than parquet flooring, this is because harder materials have a slower absorption rate.

Pre-finished wood flooring can be damaged at a quicker rate than on-site finished. Engineered wood tends to deflect water but once moisture infiltrates the wood it can be unrepairable. Laminate flooring has a low tolerance for water damage but can be spot replaced if necessary.

When your floor needs professional draining at an affordable price give us a call.


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