When you are faced with flooding or other standing water on your wood floors, you will want to turn to the experts to dry your floors quickly and professionally. At AWR Restoration & Cleaning, we will work swiftly to try and preserve your wood flooring. Water damage can be an emergency situation that can cause both structural damage and the growth of mold. We have the extensive training and proper equipment to work on your flooring. We offer cost-effective, high-quality hardwood floor drying in Federal Way, along with all types of water damage restoration services.
To prevent further flooring damage and to get your floors dried quickly, give us a call at (206) 823-2252 today!
The Importance of Drying Water Damaged Wood Flooring
When hardwood flooring becomes damaged by moisture, you will be looking at both mold problems and structural damage. The faster our professionals can arrive on-site and get your floors dry, the more likely your floors will be able to be salvaged.
When your hardwood floors get wet, you are working with an emergency situation as the moisture content in your home rises quickly. A high moisture content creates a good place for the growth of mold. When flooring is left to dry naturally, you may end up dealing with a high moisture content for weeks, whereas it only takes a couple of days for mold to grow, thrive, and start to spread. This can lead to serious health and safety hazards. Contact AWR Restoration & Cleaning immediately to avoid these mold issues, as well as other problems associated with high moisture content in hardwood flooring.
Restoring a Hardwood Floor
Here’s what happens on a typical Federal Way hardwood floor drying call:
- When we first arrive on-site, we will conduct a complete assessment of the situation. We will evaluate the damage to the wood, as well as the nails and subflooring. Occasionally, hardwood floors cannot be fixed, so they will need to be spot-replaced. The longer the moisture has been left on the wood, the greater the damage and the less likely the floor will be able to be restored intact. Hardwood flooring that has not completely buckled may be able to be saved. Every restoration situation and every floor is different; we will work our hardest to ensure that we save as much as possible at an affordable price.
- The next step in the process is to remove all the bulk moisture. “Bulk moisture” refers to water that is visible on the surface or under the wood flooring. When moisture is around the flooring, the wood will continue to soak it up. This not only causes damage but also creates an ideal environment for mold growth.
- Finally, we will set up our professional restoration vacuum panels. These panels provide a high amount of dry-air flow that will dry moisture quickly.
A Little More Information on Moisture & Wood Floors
No type of wood flooring can withstand prolonged exposure to moisture, but every type of wood reacts differently to the wetness. Solid wood floors can be easily damaged by moisture, but they can also be restored because they can be sanded and refinished. Harder types of wood soak in the moisture slower than soft woods so they do not damage as easily. For example, oak floors can be saved easier than parquet flooring.
Pre-finished wood flooring may be damaged at a quicker rate than wood floors that are finished on-site. Engineered wood may take a while to be initially damaged, but engineered wood cannot be refinished. Also, laminate flooring has a low tolerance for water damage but can be spot-replaced to fix the problem, if necessary.
For any and all types of water damage, give us a call and we will work with you to create an affordable plan to restore your house. AWR Restoration & Cleaning has the tools, experience, and the training to dry your floors quickly and correctly.