Water damage experiences are fairly common in the United States, with an average of 14,000 people experiencing a water damage event every day. The cost of these repairs may seem like too much for one to cover, especially with extensive hardwood floor water damage. The average cost of water damage is increasing and some home or business owners may want to try to accomplish this task themselves.
United Water Restoration Group, a company that focuses on water, fire, mold, storm, and flood damage, would like to discuss repairing hardwood water damage. Though this task isn’t for every situation, hardwood floor water damage may be small enough to prompt self-sufficient clean-up.
Water damage poses the threat of deterioration or loss of stability. If left unattended, hardwood floor damage can cause serious issues and may render a build uninhabitable. It is recommended that you solve the problem fast to prevent further damages.
How to Repair Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floor water damage can vastly vary in the amount of damage caused. The first step to repairing hardwood floor water damage is to stop the damage from its source. Locate the problem that is causing water to damage the hardwood floors. Once you’ve located it, you must solve that problem and fix the leak before moving forward.
Once you are able to locate and fix the leak, you should start cleaning the remaining water up before it is absorbed by the hardwood floor. After removing excess water, you can use a dehumidifier or fans/ventilation to help the hardwood floors dry. Due to the nature of hardwood floor damage, it is likely you will have to replace certain panels. You should remove the hardwood floor panels affected by the water to ensure that water has not seeped through to the concrete or platform of your floor.
If the water on the hardwood floor has seeped through to the subfloor, you may need to replace or repair that as well. After removing the damaged panels, you will have to replace them or clean them and dry them. After your hardwood floor water damage is fixed, cleaned, and sanitized, you can begin replacing the hardwood floor panels.
Hardwood Floor Water Damage Restoration
The water damage restoration process may not be for everyone. United Water Restoration Group technicians are certified and trained in handling any size problem regarding hardwood floors. Our technicians can replace minor spots or fix wood discoloration as well as entirely replace or repair all flooring in a building.
United Water Restoration Group’s hardwood floor water damage restoration can help stop your leak, fix your floors, and return your home or business back to a pre-loss state. To learn more about United Water Restoration Group’s water damage restoration, we encourage you to read our blog further detailing these services!
If you are experiencing a water damage emergency, you can contact United Water Restoration Group’s emergency hotline at (800) 430-5838. Our hotline is open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, and can put you in direct contact with a certified technician in as little as a few minutes!