If the hardwood floors in your home have suffered water damage, you should call on a professional to get your floors dried as soon as possible to avoid structural damage and mold growth. AWR Restoration & Cleaning has the specific training, experience, and tools needed to get your floors dry quickly.
We will work hard to preserve your flooring. The quicker you can get the floors dry, the less likely the water will cause irreparable harm. Our team proudly serves homes and businesses throughout Tacoma.
Call (206) 823-2252 to request service from AWR Restoration & Cleaning.
Drying Water-Damaged Wood Flooring
When moisture has affected your hardwood floors, you are battling with the clock. In as little as two or three days, mold can grow, causing additional damage and a hazardous environment. It is very important to address moisture problems as soon as they are discovered. Leaving floors to dry on their own may take weeks or months. The quicker our expert technicians can get the floor dry, the more likely you will be able to avoid permanent damage, mold growth, or other structural problems. When you call us, we will visit your property quickly and start the drying process right away.
Restoring a Hardwood Floor
When we first arrive at your property, we will complete a comprehensive inspection of the water damage. We will also check out the subfloor and the flooring materials such as the nails. Sometimes wood floors cannot be restored and will need to be spot replaced. The greater the water damage, the less likely the flooring can be fully salvaged. Floors that have some damage but have not completely buckled may be able to be restored. Every flooring situation is different – we take the time to fully inspect the problem.
After the flooring has been surveyed, any visible moisture will need to be removed. The water that has accumulated on top of the floors or pooled underneath the floors will need to be dried. Moisture that accumulates on floors will continue to be soaked up by the flooring and remain an ideal environment for mold growth.
The next step is to set up our professional, quick-drying vacuum panels. This will significantly increase the airflow that surrounds the flooring, helping it to dry as quickly as possible.
Additional Information on Moisture & Wood Floors
Moisture on wood flooring will cause problems over time regardless of the type of wood. There is a chance, however, that your flooring can be restored.
Solid wood flooring damages very easy but can be sanded and refinished, which will bring back the original beauty. Harder wood floors will soak in the moisture slower than other wood or partial wood flooring, which makes harder flooring easier to salvage. Engineered wood can also take a while to soak in water, but once it is damaged it cannot be refinished.
When working with excess moisture and wood, it is important to work with experienced professionals who can get to work right away. AWR Restoration & Cleaning provides fast, knowledgeable, and cost-effective hardwood floor drying services in Tacoma that will give you peace of mind.