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Get Professional Water Removal Services in Seattle

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged hardwood flooring Water can cause cupping, crowning, or buckling planks. SERVPRO has the tools to restore your water damaged floor.

You Can Trust SERVPRO to Provide You with Water Removal Services in Seattle

Water damage is a dilemma that many homeowners experience at some point. Different kinds of water damage can cause drywall rot, mold infestation, and structural damage. If your home has incurred water damage, it is essential to fix it soon. Hiring professionals from SERVPRO is the appropriate way to deal with the issue. 

Our team can help you to perform water removal in your Seattle residence. We have powerful water extraction equipment that can remove the standing water. Water can damage hardwood floors because it is absorbed through the material’s pores. Naturally, wood contains moisture. Structural lumber in North America has an average moisture content of 10 percent. When wood absorbs moisture, it expands. Our SERVPRO technicians can assess hard floor water damage visually. Some signs of water damage on hardwood floors include: 

  • Cupping, crowning, or buckling planks
  • Discoloration or fading in the wood floors
  • Uneven or warped flooring

Water damage to hardwood flooring builds up slowly. Some common areas where hardwood floors can sustain damage include:

  • In the kitchen, around dishwashers, sinks, and refrigerators.
  • In bedrooms close or around leaking doors or windows
  • In the laundry room close to the sink or washing machine

When water damages hardwood floors, removing the planks that display visible signs of buckling or warping may be necessary. The severity of buckling depends on the type of wood and the amount of moisture absorbed. Warping and buckling can become permanent once the wood dries. Our SERVPRO team can dry the affected areas using air movers and refrigerant dehumidifiers. We can place air moving and dehumidifying equipment in crawl spaces or force air under the floors to completely dry the subfloors.

Once dry, we can sand or refinish the floors. We can identify wet areas using a penetrating moisture meter and then use Teflon coated probes of penetrating moisture meters to determine the moisture contents of the layers at the dampest points. If proper refinishing and drying cannot eliminate the damage, our SERVPRO technicians can replace the wood. 

Do not let water damage affect your lifestyle. Call SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500 for effective water restoration. 

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