Water Damaged Hardwood Floors
If you have water damaged hardwood floors, call Flood Busters immediately at (619)562-3800 for a FREE water damage inspection. Here is why:
Drying Water Damaged Hardwood Floors
While a professional water damage company is on the way, remove any wet floor coverings such as rugs, mats or carpets.
If you would like to save your rugs, mats or carpets, they will need cleaning and drying immediately. These types of material can be a high risk for mold. Mold spores can begin to develop within 24-48 hours and can cause a foul odor to your belongings. If you are unsure about how to clean your rugs, mats or carpets, our team of professionals will be glad to assist you.
Once the Flood Busters team has arrived on site, they will use extractors to pump out any standing water from your hardwood floors and/or affected areas.
Furthermore, wood exposed to significant water can swell, causing your floors to buckle or crack. It is best to call our team of professionals as soon as you are aware of water damage.
Flood Busters will set up the proper equipment to begin dry out process and hopefully save your floors. Visible water is obvious to locate, however, our technicians will use moisture meters to detect where water has penetrated materials in the surrounding areas and may invisible to the naked eye.
Furthermore, if your floors are savable, it may take weeks or even a month for your wood floors to dry. Hardwood floors that avoid replacement after water damage, will most likely return to their original shape. However, if the water damage was significant enough or there was a significant of time between the water damage occurrence and the dry out process, the wood floors may have buckled or cracked and need to be replaced.
In addition, keep in mind that preventing replacing all of your hardwood floors, does not save the possibility to sand and re-stain them.
What Sets Flood Busters Apart?
Most water mitigation companies will come out with dry out equipment, moisture meters, dehumidifiers, etc. However, several of these companies do not use drying mats. Flood Busters uses specialized drying mats that are specifically for hardwood floors that have been exposed to water damage. The goal of these mats are to dry out hardwood floors safely and effectively. The mats’ design is to create a powerful automatic seal and draw out moisture from the hardwood floors. Replacing hardwood floors can be expensive. Using these mats can potentially avoid lengthy restoration timelines and high expenses. Flood Busters understands the importance of drying out your home with the goal of reducing damage.
Please keep in mind that the use of these mats does not guarantee that your floors will not be damaged or need to be replaced. Moreover, a study conducted by Restoration Sciences Academy (RSA) determined that engineered hardwood showed surface damage after drying and had to be discarded. Saving the floors is dependent on the type of flooring and the length of time between the water damage occurrence and start of the dry out process. Additionally, the amount of water can also be a factor.
Flood Busters Saves a Homeowner Thousands $$
We received a call from a homeowner, desperate to save their floors. Their hardwood floors ran throughout most of their 2,000 square foot home. Our water damage technicians immediately laid out mats to dry out the floors. As a result, our team was able to save the homeowners weeks of restoration time. In addition to thousands in savings from demolition costs and replacing the water damaged hardwood floors.
According to Home Advisor, hardwood can cost on average $3 to $6 per square foot, plus another $3 to $5 for installation per square foot, making at least a savings of $12,000-$22,000, not including demolition costs.
If you have water damaged hardwood floors and are seeking to avoid replacement, call Flood Busters® at (619)562-3800 for your FREE, no obligation water inspection.
Flood Busters – We Ain’t Afraid of No Flood!®
Should you have any questions regarding water damage at your home, please call our team of water damage professionals at (619)562-3800 . Scheduling a water damage technician to inspect the water damage at your home with Flood Busters is FREE. Flood Busters® provides FREE water damage inspections to all of San Diego County. We Ain’t Afraid of No Flood!®