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SERVPRO Restores Hardwood Floor in Dallas Home with Flood Damage
When flood damage strikes a home, the removal of water from the property needs to begin as soon as possible. Many homeowners throw down towels and use mops to soak up water. Still, in the case of hardwood flooring, the speed at which the extraction and drying process starts determines whether the flooring requires replacement or not.
SERVPRO technicians arrive quickly at Dallas homes for flood damage cleanup and restoration. The techs scope the floor to see the scale of water coverage and if it migrated into the subfloor. They quickly extract the water and take readings using their moisture detection equipment to see how much water the boards absorbed.
Signs of Water Damage in Hardwood Flooring
The only type of wood floor with flood damage restoration potential is with actual hardwood boards. Composites tend to fall apart rapidly after exposure to excessive moisture. Because of the natural absorbency of wood, the boards may show signs of cupping, crowning, or warping. If extraction and drying efforts begin quickly enough, as the boards dry, they return to their shape. Sometimes additional sanding, restaining, and resealing may be needed to restore the flooring fully.
Drying Applications for Hardwood Floors
A fan cannot get pointed at floorboards and dry. SERVPRO technicians use their portable pumps to remove as much water as possible, including several "dry" passes. Then they move on to the drying phase. The techs use drying mats to force air into the boards and expedite the process. They carefully monitor water loss affected areas to ensure the floor, and other places hit the mark for preset ambient humidity goals.
When the subfloor requires drying, the techs use their moisture detecting devices to determine the scope of the moisture and only remove those boards above the wet areas to limit the amount of demo needed to restore the property to its preloss condition.
SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 brings compassion, experience, and advanced equipment to clean up and restore local properties from flood damage, making the loss "Like it never even happened."
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