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What To Do After Wooden Floors Get Wet

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage What To Do After Wooden Floors Get Wet Damaged wooden floor due to water damage

Steps to Take to Preserve Wooden Floors

When your home or business in Rio Rancho sustains water damage from a pipe burst or from flooding, wooden floors often get wet as a result. There are several steps you can take to preserve wooden floors.

1. Dry the Surface Quickly

After the flow of water has stopped, removing the water and drying the area is one of the first things you can do to keep your floors from becoming warped. A wet floor can be hazardous to your family, a business’s employees and customers, making the removal of water exceptionally important. Additionally, a wood floor and the sub-floor can absorb water and become swollen if water is left to sit for an extended period.

2. Ensure the Root Cause Is Identified and Fixed

Whether the water damage was caused by a leak, a pipe burst or a broken appliance, it’s important that water does not continue to damage the floors and the surrounding areas. Before you can be certain that further damage won’t occur, you need to identify the source of the water. Once the cause of the flooding has been identified, it’s helpful to fix the leak or the break that caused the issue, and if the issue cannot be fixed immediately, turning off water can be a useful short-term solution.

3. Keep the Area Dry

Even if water is not actively flooding an area in your home or business, your wooden floors still have the potential to become warped. High levels of humidity or wet items that are left on top of floors can increase the likelihood of your floors becoming swollen. Water damage restoration professionals can often assist in keeping your floors consistently dry by using dehumidifiers and other powerful equipment.

A flood or pipe burst doesn’t necessarily mean your home or business’s floors will sustain damage. Quickly drying the floors, finding and fixing the cause of the damage and keeping the area dry can help you protect your wooden floors.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”®

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Water Damage Restoration Call SERVPRO® of Rio Rancho/Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

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