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What are Signs of Flood Damage to a Seal Beach Hardwood Floor?

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged hardwood Hardwood boards tolerate limited exposure to water, but permanent damage occurs if the extraction of moisture and drying does not begin quickly.

SERVPRO Techs Have Specialized Equipment for Handling Flooring Damaged by Floodwater

Seal Beach property owners that know the early warning signs of water damage to hardwood flooring can stay ahead of the situation by bringing in a professional cleanup service. This can occur from heavy rains leaking through a roof or coming in around windows that need repair.

When floodwater enters a Seal Beach property, flood damage can result. Flooring can be the most affected, and the signs to look for include:

  • Discoloration and obvious water stains
  • Cupping or buckling of the boards
  • Raised nails in the boards due to warping from moisture

Hardwood flooring SERVPRO technicians have extensive training in handling flood damage to the flooring in Mt Airy properties. The techs look for visible signs of water migration and map out the worksite using their moisture detection equipment such as infrared cameras and probes. These two devices assist in confirming what the visual signs show the techs.

Among types of flooring, most homeowners consider the installation of hardwood flooring an investment in the look of their property. Solid hardwood boards can tolerate limited exposure to water, but permanent damage can occur if the extraction of moisture and drying process does not begin quickly.

A key element in the restoration of floorboards is knowledge of the proper moisture content. SERVPRO technicians learn during extensive training that the floorboards do not need to get taken down to zero percent moisture content. Once the water is removed, and the board is dried, the technicians typically look to achieve six to twelve percent moisture content. To force embedded moisture to rise, the technicians usually rely on specialized equipment such as drying mats.

SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (714) 236-9599 cleans up and restores Seal Beach properties with flood damage. The trained and certified technicians are available 24/7.

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