Hardwood floor is naturally absorbent and holds up to 10% of water. When your hardwood floor is soaked with water it can be a recipe for disaster. The grains in the wood will eventually expand due to to the excess water and the hardwood floors will rise on the edges ultimately cupping. If left untreated, hardwood floors are a perfect environment for mold growth. Using advanced equipment, we will dry your hardwood floors and save you more on cost and the replacement of your flooring.
What do I do? My hardwood floors are ruined!
Not to worry, remember the first thing you should do is mop as much of the standing water as possible to alleviate the absorption process. Do this yourself with mops, towels or for worse cases you must call the professionals at Diamond Bar Water Damage to cold water extract standing water.
If water damage has affected hardwood floors in your home and is minimal the wood will eventually dry out on its own. If the wood is cupped or the edges are peeling up from the baseboards it may even flatten out within a few days. However, wood flooring can take up to 12 months to completely dry. Use humidifiers and fans to speed up the process and sand off the finish to accelerate this process even more.
We do not suggest this method, but in the case of a small incident you must be aware of potential mold growth on a wet wood floor. Mold may stain the floor and induce health risks to you and your family or co-workers. This method is only suitable if the water has not seeped into the subfloor. When the subfloor is affected it will buckle and separate from the top layer of wood.
Most homeowners shy away from calling a professional water damage company for the fear of high cost and a long process that leaves them out of their home for days and days. At Diamond Bar Water Damage we guarantee a fast recovery and low cost to you. We also provide 100% direct insurance billing for ALL insurance companies. That’s right we bill your provider directly with documentation and photographic proof of the damage.
Tips for homeowners:
- Do not use heat to dry hardwood floors it will cause uneven drying which leads to future cracks and splitting
- Patience is a virtue: It can take upwards of 12 months for hardwood floors to dry by itself, but keeping careful watch of the damage is vital to a complete recovery
- Hold off on refinishing: When wood floors cup, sand those areas flat and refinish. But do not attempt this process until floors are completely dried out. As the wood dries it contracts to its normal state
- Subfloors Must Be Treated: replacing wet floorboards is simply not enough, treating the sub floors will guarantee a complete restoration and eradicate mold growth before it begins.
Do not risk permanent damage to your hardwood floors, call Diamond Bar Water Damage for affordable hardwood floor damage rescue and repair. We can save nearly any type of hardwood flooring including:
- Prefinished and other rare types of hardwood including bamboo
Do Not Delay!
Act immediately if you notice wet hardwood floors! You have a greater chance of saving the entire floor and finish if you act fast. If we are able to reach you within 24 to 36 hours after the incident we will flatten out any cupped edges, remove standing water and dry out the affected areas. Your hardwood floor finish can be difficult to save, but if you take action quickly, there is a much greater chance we can restore the damage to new condition.
There are many issues that arise when hardwood floors become wet or damaged and the problem remains too long:
- Cupping and buckling
- Warping of floorboards
- Mold growth
- Sanding and refinishing
- Demolition and reconstruction
The drying process is efficient and advanced, as we use state of the art injectidry equipment to restore hardwood floor damage. These systems were curated to specifically restore hardwood floors and other materials like drywall. Hard surfaces like wood floors are difficult to dry when water is trapped within air pockets in the wood grain. If your floors were recently sealed the water can be more difficult to extract and conventional fans do not speed up the process.
Injectidry systems are a series of floor mats with vacuum tubes attached, and placed on the floor with portable machines extracting water through the wood and into the tubes. Symptoms of hardwood floor damage such as cupping can be eliminated and restored to normal within a few hours. This system works on about 90% of all hardwood floors! With such a high success rate our customers trust Diamond Bar Water Damage to restore hardwood floor damage to like new condition.
Call Diamond Bar Water Damage today for immediate service day or night. We work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to serve the city of Diamond Bar, CA round the clock. Our technicians are certified in multiple areas of water damage restoration