CAN YOUR HARDWOOD FLOORS BE SAVED AFTER WATER/MOISTURE DAMAGE?
Most homeowners worry that water damage that has occurred in their home may cause permanent damage to their hardwood floors. The damaging effect of water on wood builds over time. By the time you notice a change in your wood floor, the water has already hurt the floor. One of the first signs that water has damaged your floor is cupping of individual planks, or crowning of several planks, creating a hump in the floor. Once the wood absorbs water, it expands and this expansion reveals itself in the edges of the board turning up, or whole planks buckling. Hardwood floors go through changes as humidity levels shift as well. At SERVPRO of Mason City, our top priority is to reverse the effect of cupping and buckling in your floor. We will closely monitor humidity levels and allow wood planks to return to their ideal state. Our trained technicians can also increase the airflow beneath the floor itself, with minimal perforation to the finish on the floor. We may also create a drying chamber if needed. Technicians at SERVPRO of Mason City are also trained to remove the finish from the floor if it becomes an evaporation barrier. Whenever you face the consequences of excessive moisture and water damage, we are here to help, 24/7. Leave the work to our expert team. We have the knowledge needed for the treatment of different materials such as wood, textiles, and composite. Count on us to make it, “Like it never even happened.”