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Is There A Way To Save Hardwood Floors From Water Damage Without Demolition in Closter?

5/8/2020 (Permalink)

Water leaking and flooded on wood parquet floor SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County can help save your beloved hardwood floor.

Your Local SERVPRO can Help by Using Sophisticated Equipment to Reverse Water Damage in Your Closter Home

Hardwood flooring is deemed a great choice considering the visual appeal it gives to property and its durability. Unlike other options such as carpets, or laminate, it can last a lifetime. Unless something unexpected, such as water damage happens.

Why are hardwood floors vulnerable to moisture?
Looks can be deceiving is perhaps the best way to describe water damage in Closter homes if it affects hardwood floors. The surface of the floor may appear dry while water penetrates from the bottom or sides of the planks. Wood also has a high affinity for water – even high humidity levels in the air can lead to damages. With help from a professional team like SERVPRO, it is possible to reverse the effects of water exposure.

What solutions are available for drying?
    •    Use of drying mats to extract water vapor
    •    Using drying chambers to manage the drying process
    •    Dehumidifying

In cases where the water spills are discovered in time, our SERVPRO technicians use drying mats to remove the water before it causes extensive damages.

Are there unique steps necessary when using drying mats?
Although the mats are highly effective, improper use can affect the outcome. Essential steps when setting up the mats include:
    •    Placing the long edges of the mats perpendicular to the floorboards
    •    Spacing the mats with even spaces between them and the walls
    •    Using an extractor with sufficient lift capacity

Our technicians also test the vacuum seal during extraction by lifting the edges of the drying mats to ensure they are airtight. In case the floor finish is uneven, we tape the mat edges to secure them. Depending on the level of exposure, we can also set up a drying chamber by taping a plastic sheet over the floor, then using air movers to circulate dry air over the area.

SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County can help save your beloved hardwood floor. Call us at (201) 244-0100 to help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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