Can Your Hardwood Floors be Saved from Water Damage?
It’s no secret that water and wood aren’t a good mix. Because wood is a porous material, it acts almost like a sponge and absorbs moisture. This is especially problematic when you have standing water—there’s more moisture than the wood can hold.
Each month, our team at SERVPRO of Iredell County gets multiple calls from panicked homeowners whose home has suffered some form of water damage. For the customers with affected hardwood flooring, they often ask the same, pressing question: can their floors be saved?
Saving Hardwood Floors
In short, the answer is maybe; it depends on how damaged the floors are by the time our crews arrive.
If your hardwood floor had mild exposure and only have cupping, it’s possible to save them. We use a special system that removes excess moisture from the wood and should allow the planks to return to their original position.
If your hardwood floor had more extensive exposure and had already warped, these would need to be removed and replaced. In that condition, they would be past the point of saving.
Water Damage Mitigation Experts in Statesville, NC
Since 2009, we have helped thousands of local homeowners recover from water damage. Our professionally trained technicians have worked on a range of incidents—from minor leaks to major flooding. If you have water damage at your property, call SERVPRO of Iredell County anytime at (704) 872-7466!