Hardwood floors are treated different ways depending on a number of mitigating factors
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) May 17, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering recommendations to property owners on the best way to handle water damage to their hardwood flooring. Hardwood floors are becoming increasingly popular, but may be susceptible to serious problems due to water or flood damage.
Hardwood floors are treated different ways depending on a number of mitigating factors, such as response time, the type of flooring involved, replacement value, type of wood used, the type of finish applied, how it was installed, and the amount of water and moisture that come into play. No two scenarios are exactly alike.
Hardwood flooring can also absorb a great deal of moisture if not properly treated, so like any case of water damage, it is imperative to begin the repair and restoration process as soon as it is safe to do so. Hardwood flooring can absorb moisture which may result in warping or cracking of the material over time. Restoration specialists are prepared to deal with this sort of problem.
Installation procedures may also be compromised, since water damage may cause nails to begin pulling up or glues and adhesives to become loose. This also allows for water to become trapped under the flooring, where it may easily cause mold to grow. This is also true for water that become trapped under any laminate that has been applied to the flooring.
After the drying has been completed, the floor’s finish may be affected, and in some cases will have to be removed in order to allow all of the remaining moisture to be treated. If warping or cracking of the floor occurs, professional treatment will be required for an effective fix.
The repair and restoration of hardwood floors is a complex job, and not one that should be undertaken by the average homeowner. A restoration professional has the training, experience, procedures and tools to handle even the largest cases of hardwood floor water damage. Don’t entrust your home to anyone but the most qualified restoration experts.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration, with service in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.