Water damage can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. When standing water and flooding enter your home, it can cause your home’s wood floors to rot, soften, and create the perfect conditions for mold and mildew to grow in your home. Additionally, replacing wood floors after water damage can be incredibly expensive, so it is important to minimize water damage on wood floors to keep the cost of repairs and water damage restoration down.
How to Prevent Water Damage
Have you experienced flooding on your wood floors? Here is how you can minimize water damage on wood floors.
Remove Surface Water
The longer water sits on wood floors, the greater the chance that the wood will become damaged. Any time that there is water damage, it is important to act quickly and remove the standing water as quickly as possible. You want to limit the damage to the wood floors as much as possible.
Scrub the Floor to Remove Mud and Dirt
If the flooding in your home has come from flooding, you will likely have dirt and mood in your home. As quickly as you move to remove surface water, you will need to scrub and remove mud quickly. Mud will hold moisture which can lead to water damage on wood floors.
Dry the Floor
After you have cleaned up excess water and scrubbed the floors, dry the floors. You can use towels, mops, or even bring in fans to help speed up the drying process. If you call a water damage restoration specialist, we can quickly bring in specialty equipment to dry wood floors.
If there has been any damage to the laminate flooring, you may need to replace the laminate. Typically, water will not damage laminate, but cleaning products and chemicals tend to strim laminate of the nice shiny gloss requiring you to install new laminate.
Finally, if there are any signs of mold or mildew resulting from the water damage, you may need to have complete mold remediation. Mold remediation is the process of eliminating all the visible signs of mold and sanitizing surfaces to kill off mold, and preventing new mold spores from growing. We also offer complete mold remediation services.
Florida Dry Water Damage Restoration
Florida Dry is a leading water damage restoration company that provides homeowners and businesses with repair and restoration services. Restoring your home to brand new conditions following flooding, water damage, and storm damage is no easy feat, but Florida Dry us up to the task. We have helped countless homeowners repair and restore their property to prevent water damage. Schedule your water damage restoration with Florida Dry today.