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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Damage To Hardwood Flooring

2/8/2022 (Permalink)

Many homes and businesses in Greenwich have hardwood floors throughout their space.  When it is well maintained, hardwood floors are a great option that both look good and last for a long time. That being said, they are susceptible to damage from water, especially if not remediated properly.

Mold - Hardwood floors can be porous, and also have spaces between the boards where water can get into and leave moisture.  This moisture can lead to mold down the road if the water is not adequately dried early.

Cupping - When a hardwood floor is heavily damaged, the moisture can lead to the boards warping and cupping, changing the shape. This both looks and feels suboptimal.  

Cracking - You may be tempted to dry the water out yourself.  But wood floors must be dried at the right temperature, and at the right speed.  If these conditions are not met, the wood can crack due to changing shape too quickly.

Properly remediating water damage to a hardwood floor is a job for a professional, and can be easily botched if not done right the first time.

It is important to contact a water damage restoration professional as soon as you notice any water damage. SERVPRO of Greenwich has over 30 years of experience working with people who have had water damage to their property.  If you have any type of water damage, call us immediately at 203.324.1642.

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