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SERVPRO Provides Efficient Water Damage Repair to Closter Homes

6/29/2022 (Permalink)

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Wooden Floor Water Restoration at a Closter Property

Natural wooden floors are functional and beautiful and can last a lifetime when properly cared for. Over time, the boards are subject to a lot of wear and tear. Also, water damage may be one of the issues you probably encounter at your Closter home. Interestingly, most water damage issues are not due to heavy rains or floods. A dysfunctional appliance and excessive indoor moisture from various sources can also lead to compromised hardwood floors.

Failing to perform water damage repair at your Closter property quickly can lead to numerous issues that could be costly to fix and perhaps even irreversible. For example, moisture can seep through the subfloor and cause severe floorboard damage. Water trapped in enclosed sub-floor spaces could result in mold growth. Also, moisture can spread to other areas of your house, including nearby walls and carpets. SERVPRO has skilled technicians qualified to handle restoration on all floor types.

Signs of degraded flooring:

  • Warping
  • Cupping
  • Buckled floorboards
  • Deep stains/dark spots

Dealing With Wooden Floor Water Damage

Different wooden floors react to water differently. Some can be easily salvaged, while others cannot be due to the floor's natural characteristics when subjected to moisture. When repairing wooden floors with significant damage, the intensity of restoration is required due to several factors.

Influential factors

  • Type of wood the floor is made of
  • What is underneath the floor–subfloor
  • The volume of the water
  • How long your floor has been wet

Once SERVPRO technicians determine this, we use a vacuum or squeegee to remove the surface water as quickly as possible. This helps stop further absorption and minimize drying time. Our teams may have to remove the warping floorboards to check subfloor conditions. We cut the damaged floor planks using a saw and removed them with a pry bar. We then nail the new boards to the floor and sand the old and the replacement boards to match. Next, we apply a stain and a polyurethane finish.

SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County, Fair Lawn, provides efficient water damage repair. Call us at (201) 244-0100. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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