Aug 17

How To Repair Hardwood Floor Water Damage

floor water removalOne of the most beautiful features that a home can have are perfect hardwood floors. Hardwood floors add an extra regal level to your home and are something to be proud of, especially if you have taken care of them. However, accidents and forces of nature happen all the time. If your home has recently been exposed to flood waters and have caused water damage to come upon your hardwood floors or your floors have been damaged some other way then you will want to know how to have them repaired as soon as possible. Here are the necessary steps that you need to take in order to have your beautiful hardwood floors repaired.

The first thing that needs to be said is that the level of water damage needs to be assessed. If you do not know exactly what you are dealing with then you will not be able to assess how best to take care of it. Water damage can be simply at a level where it’s just unsightly or it could have done some real damage to your flooring calling into question the structural integrity of the floors. If you think that the floors may have been made unsuitable by the water damage then you should immediately stop using the area and call in an expert to assess whether it’s safe. Even if there aren’t any hazards like mold falling through your floor or it breaking can be both costly and injurious.

If the water damage is just at the surface and the structural integrity of the floors is good then you may just have to re-sand and finish them to remove all of the damage from the water. You could always look at this as a good opportunity to upgrade old wood or refinish better than before. You can usually rent equipment for these kinds of tasks by the hour or day from places like hardware stores. If you don’t know how to go about doing this yourself then you could always call in a service to do it for you.

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