When your hardwood floors are subject to water damage, there are two main results that are a concern: permanent damage to the floor and potential mold growth. The typically amount of moisture that your hardwood floors have should be between 6%-12%. When your hardwood floors are exposed to water damage, they have soak up more than 40% of the moisture and lock that moisture in for weeks or even months. With that much moisture you will notice that your hardwood floors begin to cup, warp, discolor, or grow mold.

Excess Moisture is Hazardous to Hardwood Floors

Different types of wood flooring have different reactions to excess moisture. The harder the wood, the slower the reaction is to moisture. Oak flooring can react to water damage within 24 to 48 hours. Hard maple flooring may not react for almost a week. The harder the material, the slower the water is absorbed, but the longer it will take for the floors to release the moisture.

When your hardwood floors are subject to water damage and start to cup, warp, or crack, contact the professionals at Water Extraction Team (WET) to perform hardwood floor drying services. Water damaged hardwood floors can be one of the most complicated restoration processes in the restoration industry and require the expertise that the professionals at Water Extraction Team (WET) possess.

Quick Response Times Are Necessary

DSCN3465Time is not on your side when it comes to water damage and your hardwood floors because the moisture, temperature, and layer of debris underneath the wet wood floor provides a great environment for mold. Letting your wet hardwood floors air out naturally is not worth the potential risk. Water Extraction Team (WET) is available day or night, at any time, to be there for you when you are in need of hardwood floor drying services. Because damage to your hardwood floors can begin as soon as 24 hours after water damage occurs, it is imperative that you contact the professionals at Water Extraction Team (WET) as soon as you discover the water damage.