Water Damage Restoration
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How to Restore Hardwood Flooring After Water Damage
One of the biggest frustrations homeowners deal with is hardwood flooring becoming damaged due to water leaks; however, water damage restoration does not have to be difficult. The following is a helpful guide to repairing flooring after water damage.
Determine the Water Source
The first step is to find out the source of the water leak. It is important to be sure the problem is solved so the leak does not damage the flooring again after it has been fixed.
The damaged planks will need to be removed and replaced. Planks that are near any visibly damaged planks will also need to be replaced, even if they do not have any hardwood warping, as damage can be under the surface.
Inspect and Remove Damaged Subfloor
After the damaged planks are removed, the plywood subfloor will need to be inspected. If there has been any water damage it will also need removal. If concrete is underneath the plywood, it will need to be aired out to remove moisture and prevent damage to new flooring.
Sand the Floor
Sanding and refinishing the floor is the final step in water damage restoration. This will ensure a natural, consistent look.
Water damage restoration for hardwood floors can be done quickly to ensure that hardwood floors can be good as new.
Contact an Expert
If your floors are cupping or warping from water damage, give us a call today. When it comes to removal, drying, locating matched material, our team makes the process seamless and simply - like it never happened!