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Is it Possible to Dry Wood Floors after Flood Damage in Everett?

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

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Everett Homeowners do not Want to Pay for Replacement Floors after Flood Damage

Everett enjoys a charming location near Possession Sound, and thankfully the weather is a little less extreme than in inland areas. However, the area can still suffer from heavy rain, wind, and storms, causing damage to homes.

If you happen to have a wood floor in your Everett home, flood damage is bad news. Wood floors look fantastic, but they can be costly, and replacing them is more complicated than laying new carpet. Thankfully, a storm does not have to be a death knell for your hardwood floors. SERVPRO is on hand to help restore them.

What does floodwater do to wood floors?
Floodwater is not kind to wood floors. It can:
    •    Soak into the boards and cause them to buckle (curve up) or cup (bend down)
    •    Make the boards warp totally out of shape
    •    Leave boards damp and at risk of fungal growth – mold needs moisture to grow, and it can feed on the wood
    •    Leave behind bacteria or other unsanitary nasties

What can SERVPRO do to save your floor?
Fast action is essential if you want to save your floor. The longer water sits, the more damage it can do. Call us as soon as you can after flood damage – We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Once we arrive, we can:
    •    Use pumps to suction away standing water
    •    Use drying mats for quick and gentle drying
    •    Position air movers and fans to evaporate water from the boards
    •    Place dehumidifiers to reduce humidity

Why are the drying conditions vital?
Wood floors are delicate, and it is essential to dry them carefully. If we dry too slowly or not thoroughly, that increases the risk of rotten wood or fungal growth. If we dry too quickly, the boards might dry out and splinter.

We train our technicians to calculate the ideal drying conditions for your floor and set up equipment accordingly. We also monitor moisture and humidity levels in and around the floor as we work to ensure readings stay stable.

Do not let floodwater ruin your wooden floors. Call SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe at (360) 243-8313.

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