3 Steps to Saving Water Damaged Hardwood Floors

We love hardwood floors in Winston Salem!  There is nothing quite like the look and feel of solid hardwood floors.  Built to withstand almost anything that we put them through.  Be it your son’s new roller skates, the puppy’s muddy paws or that glass of merlot that accidentally spills, hardwood floors are tried and true.  However, even the sturdiest of floors can be damaged severely during a water loss in your home.

There are many causes of water damage on a property, some of the most common are supply line or drain line leaks, sewage back-ups and outside water intrusion.  That’s where we come in, it is always our priority to look for ways to save your beloved hardwood floors and minimize your inconvenience prior to completing any demolition.

In some cases, the damage can be so severe that the hardwoods need to be removed from the space altogether however, we try to work with you and your insurance adjuster to find the best possible solution for your unique loss.

If you find yourself dealing with water damaged hardwood floors; stop the source of the loss by cutting off the water supply, or having a plumber come out and fix your leaky pipe or supply line.  If you aren’t sure where the water is coming from, our team can come out and do an assessment for you. Triad STOP Restoration strives to be a resource to the people in our community, with that in mind we decided to share with you some insight on how we may be able to save your hardwoods.

Here are 3 main steps to saving your water damaged hardwood floors.

Step one- Removing bulk water.  Our team will arrive with professional extraction equipment. This is the first step in triage, to ensure that we remove as much water as quickly as possible.

Step two- Removal of trapped moisture.  Hardwoods are fluted on the back of the boards.  Water will seep into this area and cause problems if not removed.  Applying constant suction to the affected area will draw moisture out from under the boards.  We use an Injectidry system designed to maximize the removal of this water in the form of water vapor as it evaporates.

Step three- Controlling the humidity – Our team will set up the environment to control humidity through the use of dehumidifiers, outside air and even the HVAC system as needed.   It’s important to control humidity to promote a drying environment.  This is also essential in making sure that every part of the hardwood is drying efficiently.

For more information, you can reach us at (336)203-0739.