Restoring Wood Floors After Flood Damage In Your Cape Coral Home
Restoring Wood Floors After A Flood
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, every American lives in a flood zone. It is just a matter of whether their risk is low, moderate, or high. Floods happen when water runoff overwhelms drainage systems’ capacity. Rainwater can also enter buildings through windows, doors, and other openings, or cracks in the foundations of buildings. If you live where you are at high risk for floods, you might not entirely be able to prevent your home from becoming flooded.
Floodwaters in any amount entering your Cape Coral home is an unwelcome thing. Your home and possessions can sustain flood damage quickly, so you need to deal with the water as fast as possible. SERVPRO has fully trained staff ready to handle your flooding situation anytime you need us.
Exposure time and permeance are the two significant variables in determining how much damage is done to the materials in your home. How quickly we can address the water in your home is essential, as the faster, the water is removed, the less damage your home sustains.
Wood flooring is especially susceptible to floodwaters. When excess moisture is absorbed by wood, it expands, and the boards can sometimes warp. Boards that are expanded push against others next to them and buckling can occur where the boards touch at the joints or the walls.
SERVPRO techs understand that cupping happens when water is absorbed from the sides and bottom of the wood. Crowning happens when there is more moisture in the top of the wood than the bottom and sides. The wood then arches, causing the middle to bow. It can happen when the bottom of the wood is over-dried.
Once we remove all the standing water with truck-mounted pumps, we inspect any wood flooring and other contents to see what can be dried and restored. Water on hardwood flooring needs to be extracted right away. Finished wood flooring sometimes goes back to its original shape once it is dry and can then be restored. Floors cannot be sanded until they are totally dry since drying continues and can cause the floor to expand or contract further.
SERVPRO of Cape Coral takes special care after flood damage when wood flooring is involved so we can do all we can to restore it for you. Your home in Bokeelia, St. James City, or Flamingo Bay is in good hands when you reach out to us at (239) 573-5911.
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