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Can My Hardwood Floors Be Saved After Water Damage in Raleigh?

6/28/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged and wet hardwood flooring Regardless of the type of flooring that was affected, team SERVPRO can help. Contact our technicians for service after water damage.

Prepare to Be Pleasantly Surprised -- SERVPRO Has Solid Strategies to Return Water Damaged Hardwood and Other Flooring to Pre-Loss Condition in Raleigh

Maybe because it is so beautiful, gleaming and golden, Raleigh homeowners experience much stress and worry when hardwood floors suffer water damage. The reality is most hardwood floors are relatively resilient when rainwater from an open window floods over it or a pipe in a nearby wall bursts. The key is responding quickly, and consulting with experts before assuming the worst has passed.

Why Do I Need a Professional Assessment if I Mopped Up the Water?

Hardwood floors are made up of hundreds to thousands of interrelated parts, the joints between planks or strips permitting the water damage in your Raleigh home to percolate between and into the subfloor. Throwing down towels or using a wet vacuum helps deal with the standing water, but you have no real grasp of how much moisture migrated. Avail yourself of professional water migration detection and moisture level metering to avoid secondary damage:

  • Swelling and weakening of subfloors
  • Warping of the hardwood layer as it wicks up moisture from wet subfloors -- cupping, crowning, or buckling can occur days later
  • Ceiling damage beneath the floor
  • Mold growth and damage 

How Can the Water that Drained Through Be Removed?

SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) use sensitive detection and measuring tools to locate water and excess moisture, and then use state-of-the-art equipment to remove it. One efficient way is to apply floor mats flat on the affected areas, and then attach hoses to a powerful extractor. The operation of this negative air pressure system suctions the water from all floor layers. We monitor the process, later adding air movers and dehumidifiers in the room or below to return your floor to its normal moisture readings.

The skilled and dedicated crews from SERVPRO of Southeast Raleigh / Garner are well trained and equipped to restore your treasured but waterlogged hardwood floors. Call us at (919) 615-1179 as soon as you note the damage, and we will make it “Like it never even happened.”


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