Water Damage and Wood Floors
It doesn’t require a disaster of the scope of a spring flood or hurricane to damage a wood floor. Plumbing leaks, a leaky refrigerator line, a busted dishwasher, or the upstairs overflowing tub might pose problems for porous wood floors and substructures. Whatever the source, water causes wood floors to warp, and can trigger mold and mildew growth that can ruin wood as well. Major flooding creates problems in foundations and walls that must be addressed, but the first step in mitigating the damage done by water to a building -- including its wood floors -- is to gently, but quickly ventilate and dry materials.
SERVPRO® of Bloomington / Richfield uses commercial-grade machines that extract the water from the wood flooring with a powerful force. If we are called immediately following a water damage event, there is a good possibility we can save your wood floors from buckling using the high-powered water extractors. Don't hesitate to call right away.
Source: Homeguides Online