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How Bad Can Water Damage Your Wood Floors?

Wood floors can really make or break a home’s appearance. But wood floors are very vulnerable to water damage. And it’s extremely difficult to get them looking the same way once water damage has done its work on the wood floors.  If you have ever had water damage in your home, then you know how devastating this can be for your flooring. It is important that you take care of any water damage as soon as possible because if left untreated, it will cause further damage and could even lead to mold growth. Here are some things to keep in mind when dealing with water damage:

1) Don’t panic!

2) Get out all of the furniture first so that you don’t risk damaging anything else while trying to remove the water from your floor.

3) Remove carpet immediately. This will help prevent mold growth.

4) Make sure there is no standing water anywhere in your house.

5) Take pictures before and after removing the water. These photos will help you document the extent of the damage.

6) Immediately call an expert who specializes in water removal.

7) Once the water has been removed, dry the area thoroughly by using a dehumidifier.

8) Use a professional cleaning service to clean up the area.

9) Do not use bleach or other harsh chemicals to clean up the area until the professionals arrive.

10) After everything is cleaned up, seal off the area with a waterproof membrane.

If you follow these steps, you should be able to minimize the amount of damage caused by water damage. However, if you do experience significant water damage, it may be necessary to replace your wood floors.

Does Water Damaged Hardwood Floors Need to Be Replaced?

Water damaged hardwood floors need to be replaced. The reason why is because water damages wood floors differently than most other types of flooring. For example, water can seep into the subfloor and eventually travel through the entire floor system. In addition, water can also penetrate deep into the wood causing rot which makes the floor unusable. As a result, replacing the floor is often recommended.

How Long Will It Take to Replace My Floor?

It depends on several factors including the size of the room, the type of wood used, and the condition of the existing floor. Generally speaking, it takes between one week and two weeks to complete the replacement process.

So if you ever need help with hardwood floors that has been damaged by water leakage or flooding, don’t hesitate to contact Speedy Palm Desert Water Damage Restoration Services! We offer 24/7 emergency services and we are always ready to provide fast and efficient restoration solutions.