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How Our Professionals Save Your Water Damaged Hardwood Floors In Your Voorhees Home

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees has solutions to your hardwood floor water damage woes.

Strategies To Save Hardwood Floor Water Damage In Voorhees

Permanent harm to hardwood floors caused by a water loss is of great concern to Voorhees homeowners. The classic look of parquet or plank flooring never goes out of style, adding warmth and beauty to your home. When leaks or spills send quantities of water across the floorboards, a fast, professional response can restore your floors’ function and appearance, “Like it never even happened.”

Our crews have the training, equipment, and experience to remediate water damage in your Voorhees home. We invest in training for our employees through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), ensuring that we follow only our industry’s best practices when taking on your water emergency. Our service vehicles stock state-of-the-art water removal and structural drying equipment, allowing our crews to begin work on your floors immediately after our expert assessment of and plan for your scenario.

Water deeper than two inches exits your premises via our powerful pumps. Next, we use wanded extractors to vacuum up visible residual water. SERVPRO employs sensitive moisture meters and thermal imaging devices to detect migration of water from the surface of the floor into the spaces between planks and the subfloor. We know that hardwood floors might look dry yet still contain hidden pockets of water between and under the boards.

The cellular structure of the wood can absorb water as well, with severe damage developing over time if the moisture remains. Cupping and crowning, where the boards distort along their length because of the swelling caused by water absorption, and buckling, where the planks pull up and away from the subfloor, are all possible if moisture persists. SERVPRO crews use a range of strategies to bring moisture levels to normal readings in both the top layer and the subfloor.

We often seal floor mats to wet areas, using a negative air pressure system that suctions moisture from all layers through a network of hoses connected to a commercial grade extractor. SERVPRO crews also consider drilling small holes to gain access to the water or releasing selected planks and raising them to allow air flow. We position air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers along a perimeter to complete drying, sometimes using drying equipment a story below and aimed upwards to accelerate drying.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees has solutions to your hardwood floor water damage woes. Call us at (856) 566-3388 to set up a consultation.

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