Why You Need SERVPRO To Remove Water Quickly And Thoroughly From Your Hardwood Floors In Valley
Hardwood Floor Water Cleanup In Valley
Cleaning up water from a small flooding incident in Valley might seem to be a simple task. Getting out a mop and bucket or a shop vac is definitely not going to be the solution for restoring a hardwood floor. Not only will the water that goes between the seams continue to migrate, seeping into joints between floorboards and soaking the subfloor, but the hardwood boards themselves also absorb a significant amount of moisture, especially when they remain wet for an extended period. This type of moisture saturation needs professional cleanup and restorative drying to prevent long-term damage to hardwood floors. We can help.
When you need water cleanup in your Valley home, the moisture you see is just part of the problem. Construction materials almost always absorb moisture, swelling and even crumbling. The damage frequently shows up in hidden spots behind walls, above ceilings, and beneath floors. Our trained and certified technicians use advanced moisture monitoring tools to locate hidden water before we employ effective water removal and structural drying techniques.
If you try to do water cleanup yourself, an unfortunate result can be permanent hardwood floor damage. Some of the water you toiled hard to mop and vacuum up can flow down into the subfloor during your efforts. Mopping and a household wet vacuum is an inadequate response to gravity and the tendency of cellulose-based building materials to take the water into their fibers. SERVPRO has specialized equipment and well-prepared crews who take water cleanup to another level.
The planks of hardwood floors become deformed when excess moisture lingers, referred to as "cupping." After an assessment by our crew chief, SERVPRO employees take the steps necessary to remediate the damage done and restore your floors. Our service vehicles have industrial level pumps, extractors, air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers onboard. We also innovative floor mat drying systems, that lay flat on the floor, pulling water from all levels of your particular flooring configuration.
The floor drying mats clean up and remove water through a vacuum created when SERVPRO technicians secure the mats to the wet floor and connect them to powerful extraction equipment. Our high-powered extractors create a high vacuum that extracts the moisture and draws warm, very dry air into all of the micro spaces around the floorboards. This process accelerates the drying of hardwood floors significantly, removing the moisture often before permanent damage can occur, and saving many hardwood floors that might otherwise have to be replaced. This represents not only a significant cost savings but also significantly reduces the disruption that tearing our your floors would cause to your home life.
Throughout the process, trained SERVPRO technicians monitor moisture levels and reposition the mats to clean up the remaining water quickly and thoroughly. Failing to reduce the moisture at each level risks continued warping, buckling, crowing, or cupping of the top layer of hardwood.
When you need water cleanup for hardwood floors, SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest is ready with trained technicians and cutting-edge equipment. Call (402) 800-2134 as soon as practical to arrange for an assessment and development of a water cleanup plan.
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