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How To Deal With Your Water Damaged Hardwood Floors

Mar 12, 2008
You will mop and wax hardwood floors in your home to keep them clean. Having them flooded is not a good thing. This could happen several different ways. Kitchen and bathroom flooding is probably the most common reason floors are flooded, but Mother Nature can definitely play her part sometimes as well. When it happens, and hardwood floors are affected, you should deal with the situation as quickly as you can.

What you do first of all is get the electricity and water off when you realize you have flooding taking place. It is necessary to get in touch with your insurance supplier as soon as you can. If a living space is flooded due to plumbing occurrences, it is usually covered under your home owner's insurance. They can enlighten you what to do next concerning finding a qualified company to help with the clean up and someone to do any repairs that will likely be needed.

As you wait for help to get there, you need to do all you can to begin removing things that are getting damaged by the water. When you have two floors in the living space, some small possessions can be gotten up stairs if the water is only on the bottom floor. Bigger furniture could need to be taken outdoors, if possible. When the water is not too high, start to sweep or make use of a wet/dry vacuum to remove as much of it as you can. Wet/dry vacuums are very handy for floods like this.

Normally you will investigate a company's reputation before you contact them, but since it was an emergency, you might not have. If you did not, now is the time. You want to inquire about how they do the job and what their fees are prior to their beginning work. If they show you there qualifications and you are satisfied, let them proceed.

Hard wood floors might be expensive to reinstall, but today if the water was not on the floors for enough time to begin bulking, they might be salvaged. The amount of money it cost your insurance company, the more they prefer it. Besides the cost issues, the aggravation of having any floors entirely replaced can take days or weeks of taking them and installment time.

There are new ways of drying hard wood floors that many professionals are implementing to save them. The most of the flood water can be removed and what is left in the wood is removed gradually to avoid of cupping or warping by placing vacuum panels on the floor.

Dehumidifiers with HEPA filters capabilities are used to take moisture from the air and keep it clean. Implementing this process should salvage your existing hard wood floors and is a more economical solution.
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Rachel Yoshida writes articles about water damage and mold remediation. If you have a New York wet flooded basement or other problems with mold and water damage restoration , call toll-free 1-877-790-4983 and we'll send someone to help you within 1
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