Hardwood Floor Water Damage Restoration
Hardwood floors are durable, but they’re not indestructible. One of the biggest threats to your hardwood floor is water. Excessive moisture can cause wood to expand, in turn causing significant damage to your hardwood floor. However, hardwood floor water damage restoration services from Paramount Flooring can repair your hardwood floor after water damage, leaving it looking like new.
Several things can cause hardwood floor water damage. While flooding may cause the most severe hardwood floor water damage, things like overflowing toilets, overflowing bathtubs and sinks, and leaking washing machines or dishwashers are more commonly the cause of hardwood floor water damage. Even leaks in the ceiling or around windows can cause hardwood floor water damage.
If you’ve experienced a leak or flooding, quick action is key to preventing or minimizing hardwood floor water damage. You can often save and restore your hardwood floor if it is dried quickly. Remove as much of the water as you can right away. Create as much ventilation in the area as possible by running fans, opening windows, and using dehumidifiers. Avoid using heaters though, as they may cause permanent damage to wet wood. Identifying and fixing the source of the water is also crucial.
Once you’ve sopped up all the water, how do you know if your hardwood floor has damage that requires hardwood floor water damage restoration?
Signs of hardwood floor water damage includes cupping, cracking and peeling of the finish, warping, discoloration, separation of the boards, and buckling. If you see any of these signs of water damage, call Paramount Flooring. Our hardwood floor water damage restoration services can save your hardwood floor.
The experts at Paramount Flooring will assess the condition of your floor to determine what type of hardwood floor water damage restoration your floor requires. If the water damage to your hardwood floor is minor, we may be able to simply sand and refinish it. If there is excessive expansion of the wood, we can tear out the damaged boards. Once the subfloor is completely dry, we can replace the damaged boards, weaving the new boards into the existing floor boards. We will then sand and refinish your hardwood floor, making it look like new again.
If your hardwood floor has suffered water damage, don’t delay. Call Paramount Flooring at 816-564-2738 for more information about our hardwood floor water damage restoration services.