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Act Fast To Save Your Hardwood Floors

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

Many houses in Fairfield County have hardwood flooring in some portion of their homes. If water damage occurs, the flooring will almost always be affected. If water is removed quickly, and it does not have the chance to soak the wood or subfloor, the flooring can be saved. If this happens to you, immediately shut off the water source to stem the flow. Additionally, you can mop up as much water as possible before SERVPRO of Trumbull, Monroe & Northern Bridgeport arrives.

The narrow spaces between the floorboards is where most of the potential damage can occur. This is where a majority of the water will be absorbed in the event of water leakage. When the floor absorbs the water, the boards will expand.  This can cause individual boards to crack, or the entirety of the floor can become misshapen. We avoid these issues by removing water before these effects can occur, provided we are alerted to the damage in a timely manner.

The next step is to extract any remaining moisture from the flooring using a drying system.  This consists of mats that are secured to the floor and connected to a suction system that pulls the water out prior to long-term damage occurring.  We also employ the use of industrial strength fans and dehumidifiers.

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