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Professional Remediation of Hardwood Floor Water Damage in Bridgewater

8/30/2019 (Permalink)

Hardwood Flooring with baby feet touching the hardwood floor. SERVPRO knows their way around the floor in your Bridgewater home.

We can handle the water damage on your Bridgewater floors.

Whether you choose to live in a historic home or a newly constructed villa or townhouse in Bridgewater, hardwood floors were likely one of the features that drew your attention when buying. Residential water loss nearly always affects flooring.   Our team of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained managers and technicians are well-prepared to remediate the harm. Reaching out to us immediately after the event is critical for the most successful outcomes.

Most Water Losses Affect Floors

The polished expanses of oak, maple, black hickory, cherry, or other hardwood in your Bridgewater home risk water damage from a broad range of causes. An open window or french door during a downpour, a malfunctioning dishwasher, an aquarium spill, and pipe ruptures are common reasons for large quantities of water to spread across floors. We have seen all of these scenarios and more, and have proven strategies to remove the water and dry the affected floor materials properly. 

Understand the Anatomy of a Hardwood Floor

The strips or planks of a hardwood floor typically lie above an unfinished plywood subfloor. Although the visible planks often have a finish that provides resistance to surface water, liquid water flows between the joints to soak the substratum. This moisture remains even though the surface looks clear. SERVPRO knows it is essential to remove the absorbed water fast. It wicks into the bottom of each strip or plank of hardwood, causing permanent swelling and distortion called “cupping” or “crowning.” If severe, it can result in buckling, where the entire length of a board pulls away from the subfloor.

Active Moisture Removal Required

Merely waiting for the multiple levels to dry is insufficient as the damage done to the hardwood can be irreversible. SERVPRO uses a negative air pressure system to suction the water out. Technicians use thermal imaging and moisture meters to locate the areas where the subfloor is wet. We then place floor mats above those spots, seal the edges, and connect a high-efficiency extractor with hoses to evacuate the water. Throughout the process we monitor moisture levels, repositioning the mats as needed until the drying goals for your particular floor is met.

SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters uses state-of-the-art equipment and up to date training to offer our customers the most efficient methods for moisture remediation. If your beautiful hardwood floors are in danger of permanent water damage call us at (508) 697-5439.

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